Valmec reaches milestone at Project Atlas

Valmec has achieved mechanical completion on Jemena’s Atlas Gas Compressor Facility project.

The Atlas gas pipeline project will transport gas from the Atlas gas field, the first domestic gas acreage from the Queensland Government, to the domestic east coast market via Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline.

Atlas is a 60-kilometre-long, buried gas pipeline between Senex Energy’s Atlas gas field, west of Wandoan and Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline, and includes a compressor station located close to Atlas.

Atlas is set to be fully demobilised by the end of the month.

The achievement of the past two milestones for the facility signified the last stage of construction activities of Project Atlas.

Commissioning by the Jemena team is under way, ensuring gas from the facility can be delivered to major Queensland manufacturers, providing a major boost to the local economy.

Jemena commercial manager Niall Hardiman said the Atlas project had reached another major milestone in producing first gas – one of the project’s primary objectives.

“A remarkable achievement considering the compressed timeline and various other project constraints. Hats off to all involved at Jemena,” Hardiman said.

“On behalf of the pipeline team I would like to thank Spiecapag (Australia) for their efforts over the past 12-18 months, your commitment towards completing the pipeline on time has been paramount to the successful delivery of the project.

“A massive thanks also to Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars Oceania Pty Ltd for the supply of the coated pipeline ahead of schedule and to the highest degree of quality.”

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