Jemena has been granted consent to construct the first 344 km portion of the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Minister for Resources Ken Vowles announced today.
Before consent for the actual Northern Gas Pipeline, Jemena was given consent to construct the Phillip Creek Compressor Station on 2 May.
Ken Vowles identified Tennant Creek, the start point of the Northern Gas Pipeline, as a key mining services centre for the Northern Territory. The Northern Gas Pipeline is a key platform in developing Tennant Creek into a mining services hub.
Ken Vowles spoke about the project, stating,
“The construction of the Northern Gas Pipeline will underpin jobs, investment and development in the region for years to come, with approximately 900 jobs generated during construction alone.”
“Jemena has indicated that it will start construction on this portion as soon as practicable to take advantage of the Dry Season.”
240km of the pipe is expected to be laid this year.
The pipeline licence for the Northern Gas Pipeline project was granted on 26 April 2017. Consent to construct the pipeline is being granted in stages with the first consent to construct for the Phillip Creek compressor station granted on May 2, and this next stage progresses the project further.