Jemena awards Atlas pipeline facility construction contract to Valmec

Natural gas infrastructure operator Jemena has awarded a contract to Valmec for facility construction works at its Atlas gas pipeline project in South West Queensland, Australia.

Valmec will deliver the $22m contract on a turnkey basis. The company will begin the contract works immediately and expects to complete the project later this year.

The new contract builds on the relationship between Valmec and Jemena and comes after the recent completion of the Northern gas pipeline compression facility project in Mt Isa, Queensland. Valmec delivered commissioning support services at the compression facility.

Valmec managing director Steve Dropulich said: “We are delighted to be awarded this strategic project for Jemena and its project partner Senex Energy on their Atlas gas project.

“We look forward to continuing to develop our strong relationship with Jemena and delivering yet another successful project. As we enter a new calendar year, we are excited about our developing project pipeline and continued expansion of our service portfolio as we look forward to further boosting our order book with high-quality earnings during FY19 and beyond.”

The new project award brings the company’s secured order book to $80m, which also includes more than $35m of new energy and infrastructure contracts across Australia during the last month.

Jemena is developing the Atlas pipeline project with its partner Senex Energy in an effort to boost gas supplies for the domestic east coast gas market.

The 60km pipeline will carry gas from Senex’s Atlas gas field to the domestic east coast gas market via Jemena’s Darling Downs pipeline.

The first gas through the new pipeline is expected to be delivered later this year.