PRE CHRISTMAS rush for states only significant CSG project.
Wednesday 16 November 2016
The state’s only significant gas related construction project has reached peak employment and activity this month with the delivery of large pre-assembled compressor station units to QGC’s Charlie project west of Wandoan.
Unseasonal Spring rain had slowed construction at the site down, however QGC says they are back on track.
“With improved weather conditions, the construction teams have made excellent progress, and the focus for November will be planning and preparing for a safe close-out of the work in progress prior to the Christmas holiday break when the site will be fully closed down,” the said.
The connecting gas pipeline between the Charlie field compression station and the main gas processing facility at Woleebee Creek further South has now been completed, while the adjacent water pipeline has been laid in its trench and is being backfilled.
With the increased capacity provided by the Charlie field compressor station, QGC is also upgrading the power supply to both locations.
The Charlie project will expand QGC's coal seam gas supplies which have started to plateau, and involves the construction of around 350 gas wells, creating more than 1000 construction jobs.
The $1.7 billion project is on track to finish sometime late next year, falling within the planned two-year time frame.