How to relocate a compressor station

In New South Wales, APA Group is currently in the process of installing a new compressor at the Young compressor station site on the Moomba to Sydney pipeline to replace its smaller capacity predecessor, which was moved to the Marsden compressor station. APA explains what was involved in the move.
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NSW pipelines: stepping up from natural to coal seam gas

Unlike other Australian states, New South Wales has no known commercially viable natural gas fields. However, recent exploration in a number of areas has indicated that the state may contain significant reserves of coal seam gas. Here, The Australian Pipeliner takes a look at the explosion of pipeline activity that has occurred as a result of these coal seam gas discoveries, and reviews the existing transmission pipeline network the new projects will join.
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NSW’s pipeline industry awaits new regulatory regime

Following the New South Wales State Government elections on 26 March 2011, the newly elected Coalition Government has moved quickly to introduce several changes that will impact directly on the approvals regime of the gas pipeline industry within the state.
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Pipeline from Dubbo to Tamworth kicks off

The Central Ranges Natural Gas Pipeline project was officially launched in December 2004 in the Tamworth Community Centre, with local residents and businesses welcoming the project that will eventually see eleven towns connected to natural gas in northern New South Wales.
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NSW YPF hears from EPCRC

On Tuesday 2 August, the NSW YPF held a meeting with Jemena focused on the latest developments of the Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre, presented by CEO Valerie Linton.
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APIA Chief visits Central Ranges Pipeline Project

The pipeline industry should be proud of the professionalism and commitment demonstrated by its workforce, from the managers in city and site offices through to the tradespeople and other hands-on project staff, says APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright.

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Sydney Primary Loop: Meeting the urban challenge

Stretching across burgeoning southwestern Sydney, the Sydney Primary Loop (SPL) project is a challenging undertaking by Alinta, underscored by environmental, cultural and technical engineering obstacles. Yet despite the odds being stacked against the multi-million dollar development, construction works are on schedule, with completion due later this year.
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And the winner is….Sydney!

From the moment the moment the 2007 IPLOCA (International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association) Convention commenced in Sydney there was no doubt that it would go down as one of the greatest IPLOCA Conventions in memory.
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Innovative SPL gets gas connected

Stretching across southwestern Sydney, the Sydney Primary Loop (SPL) Project was a challenging undertaking by Alinta that was successfully delivered into operations in November 2007.
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Codmah delivers with western SPL alliance

As part of the Sydney Primary Loop (SPL) project, Codmah was contracted to work on the western section, including 14 km open cut pipeline construction and installation of two automatic line break valves (ALBVs).
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Managing Jemena’s assets: Adams talks growth

Jemena builds, owns, operates, develops and manages approximately $9 billion worth of gas and electricity assets in Australia. The Australian Pipeliner caught up with Managing Director Paul Adams to discuss the company's current and future pipeline projects.
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The Moomba to Sydney Ethane Pipeline

Constructed in the mid-1990s, the Moomba to Sydney Ethane Pipeline provides a natural Australian resource to Qenos' petrochemical facility, located in Port Botany, New South Wales. The following is an edited version of an article that appeared in the July 1996 edition of The Australian Pipeliner. Project Manager Norm Bakker described the construction of the Moomba to Sydney Ethane Pipeline.
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UEA gravitates to success

Hunter Water Corporation awarded a contract to UEA in early 2009 to design and construct approximately 510 m of gravity sewer mains at a maximum depth of 26 m below the crest of the hills located in the Glenrock State Recreation Area in Kahibah, 7 km southwest of Newcastle.
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New South Wales: the new frontier

The New South Wales energy industry is entering its most exciting phase to date. As new coal seam gas resources are discovered and developed in southern Queensland, and the Gunnedah and Gloucester basins in northern New South Wales, a significant proportion of New South Wales' future gas supply is expected to be sourced from these regions. The state's pipeline industry is on target to reap the benefits of this boom.
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Being pro-active with pipelines: the Mardi-Mangrove Link

Knowing that factors in the future may result in diminished water resources for the region, Wyong Shire and Gosford City councils are working in partnership to construct the Mardi-Mangrove Link, a pipeline that will help secure the Central Coast's future water needs until 2050.
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