Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) has been awarded the contract to build a new $170 million Northern Territory gas pipeline for Newmont Mining Corporation.
The contract is for AGIG to build, own and operate the 440km pipeline, which will transport natural gas to Newmont’s Tanami mine sites, about 540km north-west of Alice Springs.
The Tanami Gas Pipeline will connect to the existing Amadeus Gas Pipeline, about 180km north-west of Alice Springs.
Up to 400 jobs will be created during the construction period
AGIG chief customer officer Andrew Staniford said that construction was under way and was on target to be completed in the first quarter of calendar 2019.
“This is one of the most significant projects and investments we have undertaken in Australia and is an extremely exciting and complex project given its isolated location and geographical terrain,” Mr Staniford said.
“Importantly, it will deliver much-needed natural gas to Newmont’s Tanami Operation.”