Intertek has been selected to provide third party inspection services to support the procurement of Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Project.
Jemena, an energy infrastructure company with a proven track record in developing and operating major Australian energy supply assets, was chosen by the Northern Territory Government to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector, now known as the NGP.
The 623 km planned pipeline will connect Northern Australia’s vast gas fields to the east coast gas market, running from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland at a cost of around AU$800 million. Intertek will provide critical expertise at the point of fabrication, deploying a team of quality inspectors to oversee manufacture of the pipework including quality of welding, steel composition, compliance with Australian standards and adherence to engineering specifications.
“We are proud to support Jemena in meeting the project quality and schedule requirements to have first gas flowing by 2018. The award of this inspection contract is testament to our experience in the development of major oil and gas projects, and the result of our long-term relationship with Jemena,” commented Sheldon Harvey, Intertek’s Business Development Manager for Industry Services. “Our technical and qualified inspectors are positioned at Jemena’s suppliers and supported by a project leadership team in Sydney and Melbourne. They will be involved at various points of the project to provide quality assurance leadership in achieving key milestones and mitigation of any potential issues, which may arise during the manufacturing process.”
The NGP Project will help secure energy resources for the population on the eastern seaboard, opening up untapped resources in Northern Australia and unlocking the next phase of economic growth for the Northern Territory.