The civil construction contract is for works on the Mount Isa compressor station, which is part of the $800 million NGP project. Valmec will be working collaboratively with the traditional owners of the land – the Kalkadoon People – and Jemena in order to deliver the civil and underground services on the project.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by Valmec with the Kalkadoon Native Title Aboriginal Corp to develop as well as identify strategic projects and opportunities on their native title lands.
According to Valmec Managing Director Steve Dropulich, this contract is of strategic importance to the company because it further demonstrates Valmec’s expertise and position as a key supplier in the gas services industry.
“It is also pleasing to be able to execute a MoU with Kalkadoon, which will support our execution strategy on this project and further enable Valmec to work with local communities and Indigenous groups in delivering a mutually successful project for Jemena and its shareholders,” Mr Dropulich said.
The NGP project involves construction of a 622-kilometre gas pipeline that will run from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa, connecting the Northern Territory to the eastern gas pipeline grid.
Construction of the pipeline is projected to create up to 900 jobs. The first gas is expected to flow in late 2018.
Source: Australian Mining