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16 May 2017
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NZOG considering offshore pipeline

New Zealand Oil & Gas is reportedly investigating a seabed-to-shore gas pipeline and a gas production plant off the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

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18 October 2016
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Monadelphous to construct NZ water pipelines

Monadelphous has secured a major construction contract associated with the Amuri irrigation scheme in New Zealand.

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17 June 2016
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Maui Pipeline sold to First Gas Limited

The acquisition of the Maui Pipeline in New Zealand by First Gas Limited has been completed following all necessary regulatory and government approvals.

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16 March 2016
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NZ’s gas future the hot topic at APIA Dinner

The future of New Zealand’s gas industry was top of the agenda at APIA’s annual New Zealand Dinner.

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16 March 2016
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New Zealand: maintaining a pipeline network on the Ring of Fire

Due to its location on a fault line, New Zealand is susceptible to earthquakes, creating a challenging environment for pipelines. Despite this, NZ has been able to mitigate these effects to maintain a gas network that includes over 3,500 km of high pressure pipelines.

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16 March 2016
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Record floods disrupt gas supply in New Zealand

A temporary transmission pipeline connection has been serving over 6,000 natural gas customers in the Hawke’s Bay region since early March after the worst floods on record in the lower North Island of New Zealand caused a major gas supply disruption. A permanent supply connection is due for completion by the end of April.

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16 March 2016
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Pohokura – another world record gas landfall for Lucas

A highlight of the year for AJ Lucas was the successful completion of the landfall for Shell Todd’s Pohokura gas field, off New Zealand’s North Island.

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16 March 2016
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Maui Pipeline Open Access Transmission Information System

In response to the New Zealand Government’s Policy Statement on the Development of New Zealand’s Gas Industry, Maui Development engaged in negotiations with the New Zealand gas industry and began to facilitate the introduction of an Open Access Regime on the Maui Pipeline.

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16 March 2016
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Working hard and eating well at the Kupe spoolbase works

On 18 April 2007 the Kupe Alliance awarded McConnell Dowell Constructors a subcontract for the civil and mechanical works for the establishment and operation of a temporary onshore spooling base, to support the reel-lay installation of the Kupe offshore pipeline by Technip’s CSO Apache.

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16 March 2016
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Ample awards for ITL

New Zealand company ITL Engineering recently won a number of awards at the Westpac Taranaki Business Awards. The company received the Large Business and Supreme Business awards, along with several commendations.

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16 March 2016
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Operators meet to discuss above ground facilities and rotating machinery

The seventh annual APIA Pipeline Operators Group (POG) seminar brought together 50 of Australia and New Zealand’s most knowledgeable pipeliners to share their knowledge and experience in the management of above ground facilities, including rotating machinery.

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16 March 2016
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New Zealand gas pipelines: past, present and future

For what it lacks in length, the pipeline network of our trans-Tasman neighbour makes up in volume. In this edition of The Australian Pipeliner we review the recent history of oil and gas pipeline networks in New Zealand and look to the future to see what potential developments are on the drawing board.

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16 March 2016
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Product pipelines in New Zealand: the Refinery to Auckland Pipeline

The Refinery to Auckland Pipeline is one of New Zealand’s longest product pipelines and transports about 40 per cent of New Zealand’s fuel demand, 2.26 million tonnes per annum, of finished product to Auckland.

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16 March 2016
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ITL surmounts obstacles for Cheal satellite pipeline

Unique high pressure, high temperature pipelines were required as part of the newly-commissioned $A21 million Cheal production station, located onshore Taranaki. Faced with tight timeframes and increasing steel prices, ITL looked to the newly revised version of AS2885.1 to provide a solution for their client.

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3 February 2016
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Valmec secures NZ gas supply contract

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3 February 2016
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First NZ golf day tees off

Following what was a day which provided plenty of highlights, the players returned to the shed to enjoy a few well-earned drinks and provided a…

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24 August 2015
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BlueScope considers shutting down Port Kembla steelworks

Upwards of 5000 jobs are at risk if BlueScope Steel shuts down its Port Kembla steelworks, a move that has been canvassed by the company’s CEO as it plans an $A200 million permanent reduction in annual costs by FY2017.

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25 November 2013
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Emerson appoints new MD

Karl Wigginton has been appointed General Manager and Managing Director of Emerson Process Management, responsible for Australia and New Zealand.

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9 November 2013
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LogiCamms: design solutions for complex pipeline projects

Following the recent acquisition of New Zealand-based oil and gas specialist, ITL Engineering, LogiCamms has even more expertise to offer Australian pipeline owners and operators.

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4 July 2013
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APIA officially open for business in New Zealand

After a Pipeline Operators Group meeting and an AS2885 seminar in the land of the long white cloud, APIA held its first “official” function, the APIA NZ Dinner, on 28 February in New Plymouth.

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12 March 2012
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TAG invests in boosting Taranaki infrastructure

TAG Oil is initialling a $66 million capital expenditure program within the Cheal and Sidewinder fields located in the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, which will include the construction of a new gas plant and pipeline.

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6 March 2012
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The Trenchless Roadshow is coming to you!

The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology is hitting the road in 2012, bringing a touring masterclass on trenchless technology to cities across Australia and New Zealand in May and June.

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10 January 2012
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NZ pipeline relocation FEED awarded

OSD Pipelines has been awarded a major front-end engineering and design re-alignment project in southwest New Zealand.

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1 November 2011
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Maui Pipeline back online

The Maui Pipeline, located in North Taranaki, New Zealand, is once again servicing customers after experiencing a gas leak on 25 October.

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4 December 2010
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DrillTec hits Kupe targets

The Kupe Gas Project in South Taranaki, New Zealand is now well underway with installation of the 2 x 2,200 m casings being completed before the end of April 2007.

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5 June 2010
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Anode and LineTech close the Trans-Tasman gap

Anode Engineering and high-voltage electricity transmission and distribution engineering consultancy LineTech Consulting (NZ) have formed a partnership, the AELT Alliance, in order to better serve the Australasian industry.

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