Nacap has officially commenced lowering in operations on APA Group’s 580 km long Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) project in the mid-west of WA.
The NGI will connect the emerging gas fields in the Perth basin to the resource rich Goldfields region.
In a social media post announcing the progress of the project, Nacap expressed that the company is pleased to be working with APA Group in addressing WA’s energy needs and challenges, while continuing to generate new jobs and vital economic activity for the state.
APA Group’s investment in the NGI will help stimulate significant economic development in Western Australia and has the potential to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in the Goldfields region. The region is rich in gold, potash and battery minerals such as vanadium, nickel and rare earths.
The NGI project involves the construction of a new buried pipeline, commencing at Ambania approximately 50 km east of Geraldton, connecting into the existing Goldfields Gas Pipeline (GGP), approximately 40 km south of Leinster.
The NGI will create new opportunities for the supply of natural gas for the mining industry and provide for other growth opportunities in the Goldfields region and beyond.
The NGI will provide greater access to existing and new natural gas supply fields supporting the region’s processing and power generation growth requirements.
The pipeline is to be designed and constructed in accordance with the latest version of Australian Standard AS2885 Pipelines Gas and Liquid Petroleum.
APA Group has already engaged with all landholders along the pipeline corridor to discuss the project when it was initially proposed, and to arrange land access for early investigations and surveys.
The company’s investment creates a platform for further growth for APA Group as more and more resource customers seek energy solutions, including renewables and battery storage underpinned by natural gas.
To see Nacap’s progress so far, click here.
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