The ceremony was held at the City Hall in Brisbane and the award was presented by Arrow Energy Chief Executive Officer Andrew Faulkner. GD Pipelines Managing Director Mark Greene, Chief Executive Officer Damien Richards, Operations Manager James Johnson and Project Manager Josh Poh accepted the award on behalf of the entire GD Pipelines team.
During the award presentation ceremony, Mr Faulkner said that GD Pipelines had made some outstanding contributions to their recent projects, including:
- 1,000 days lost time injury free while performing Arrow Energy’s Moranbah Domestic Gas Project;
- Assistance in developing improved safety systems;
- Solving start-up issues associated with new compliance systems; and,
- Willingness to share learnings with Arrow Energy staff.
In accepting the award, Mr Greene said delivering innovative, cost-effective construction solutions and being fully compliant without incident requires the development of a new generation construction company, and that GD Pipelines has constructed their company and project teams to align with this requirement.
“The company’s mission is to be a, self-managed, fully compliant, end-to-end pipeline constructor that embodies these principles. With experienced and well-trained people working to proven and tailored project execution systems, we can deliver what, at times, seems impossible,” said Mr Greene.
“This sort of achievement makes the whole team proud and develops a culture that GD Pipelines wants to encourage. Our teams work extremely hard, so it’s important that we take time out to celebrate success along the way,” he said.
The Brisbane-based end-to-end construction company, which specialises in a number of disciplines including pipeline construction, gas and water systems, civil works, slurry lines and roads, has positioned itself as a key player in the coal seam gas (CSG) industry and aims to be in the market for the long haul.
“We are incredibly well placed to seize opportunities in the CSG segment,” said Mr Greene.
“This is a pinnacle time for pipelines in Australia, particularly in Queensland. While CSG has been around for a long time, the demand metrics now make it a valuable commodity. Pressure on the international gas price makes for an interesting time for Australian projects.
“This reinforces GD’s thinking about constructing these projects more efficiently to ensure we continue to deliver good value for our customers. It’s our obligation, not just to our customers and their project, but to the industry and its reputation,” said
GD Pipelines has recently been engaged by QGC to construct a 22 km steel pipeline, located in the Chinchilla region of Queensland.
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