Constructing in an alliance

The traditional lump sum approach to pipeline construction generally results in constructors having little opportunity for detailed planning and preparation prior to mobilising to site and almost no opportunity for input during the design phase of a project.
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GLNG tries a little tenderness

Santos has released the tender for engineering, procurement and construction of the GLNG pipeline, with front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the pipeline now 90 per cent complete.
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Phosphate slurry pipeline routes explored in Gulf country

Phosphate Australia is investigating three potential routes for a 355 mm diameter steel pipeline to transport up to 3 MMt/a of phosphate slurry from its Highland Plains project, located in the Northern Territory, to dewatering and storage facilities, to be located on the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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MacDow-Consolidated JV wins APLNG pipeline contract

Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) joint venture partners Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips have awarded the McConnell Dowell and Consolidated Contractors joint venture the contract to build a 450 km gas transmission pipeline for the APLNG Project, to be located in Gladstone, Queensland.
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Century zinc slurry pipeline back in full swing

Production recommenced yesterday at Minerals and Metals Group's (MMG) Century Zinc Mine, following the installation, testing and associated repair work on a leaking slurry pipeline running from the mine to the Port of Karumba, Queensland.
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Bredero Shaw in full swing

Having recently completed their role on the Telfer Pipeline, Bredero Shaw has the North Queensland Gas Pipeline well on its way to completion.
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NQGP another step closer to Townsville

The North Queensland Gas Pipeline (NQGP) Project, which will transport coal seam gas from the Bowen Basin Coalfields to Townsville, is nearing completion with the Compressor Station commencing commissioning and the main gas transmission pipeline installed. Part One of a two-part feature follows, Part Two will appear in the next edition and will cover issues such as the alliance arrangement, engineering, quality, safety, fauna protection and risk.
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Longest ILUA in the country

Covering almost 400 km in length and including nine Traditional Owner groups, the three NQGP Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA) make up the longest contiguous ILUA registered in Australia to-date.
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NQGP Alliance reaps benefits by making data available to all office and field staff

One of the challenges faced by the NQGP Project was the implementation of a Project Information Management System (PIMS) that would ensure data integrity and traceability of all the Project records. Particular emphasis was placed on spatially accurate records (preferably captured electronically) in a format that would allow excellent information flow to all stakeholders and management.
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QLD Gov greenlights LNG policy

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said that the state Government has decided to set aside future gas fields for domestic supply if needed, rejecting an option to require a percentage of gas from all fields to go to domestic supply.
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QLD LNG paves the way for bright pipeline future

Australia's gas transmission pipeline industry is well-positioned for the future amidst prospering LNG projects in Queensland, according to the Queensland Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources, Mines, Energy and Trade Michael Choi.
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WDS Ltd set to inflate on QLD gas

WDS Ltd anticipates that its oil and gas division will expand significantly with the launch of Queensland's LNG industry by virtue of the proposed Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) to LNG projects proceeding.
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Nacap contract win

Epic Energy has awarded Nacap Australia the pipeline construction contract for the South West Queensland Pipeline (SWQP) Expansion - dubbed QSN3.
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