New $8 million cross-river Brisbane gas pipeline commissioned

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A new $8 million pipeline — providing surety of long-term natural gas supply to more than 80,000 North Brisbane customers — was commissioned recently.

The 1.84km gas pipeline includes approximately 930 metres running under the Brisbane River to duplicate the river crossing from Murarrie to Pinkenba.

The “delicate and complex project” has been completed by Australian Gas Networks (AGN), part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG).

AGIG’s Chief Customer Officer, Mr Andrew Staniford, said final overall commissioning of the gas pipeline went well after weeks of testing.

“We are pleased to have completed this project which has been a most successful outcome by a dedicated and professional team at the APA Group,” Mr Staniford said.

“Management and timing were crucial components to the success of the project which also involved parts of the construction process being undertaken in a heavily built up environment and negotiations required with key land stakeholders along the pipeline route.

“For AGN, it continues our successful completion in a range of milestone Queensland infrastructure projects, including construction of the $20 million Bundaberg Port gas pipeline which has provided capacity to meet future demands of new business and industry in the area.

“We look forward to AGN delivering further such vital projects and the benefits that flow from such developments,” he said.

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