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Friday, 20 March 2009 00:00

DBNGP Stage 5B Looping, Western Australia, Award

Managing a mobile workforce across 440kms of pipelines from Karratha to Bunbury in remote WA calls for a looping task of great precision

The Company is pleased to announce that Dampier Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) has awarded McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd the DBNGP Stage 5B Looping contract in Western Australia.

The project includes 440 km of 26” pipeline construction looping the existing DBNGP pipeline spread from Loop 0 near Karratha to Loop 10 east of Bunbury, W.A. This is carried out in eleven separate loops. The initial two loops to be constructed (Loops 9 and 10) are adjacent to and North East and South of Perth respectively. Loop 10 is the first loop to be commenced closely followed by Loop 9 which runs through the Swan Valley which includes both residential and vineyard areas. Construction of these and the other Loops will require close liaison with all stakeholders including landowners, affected residents, government agencies, local councils and shires, local indigenous leaders and other affected parties.

Looping sections 0 through 8 are in remote locations from Karratha to Gin Gin and will involve our teams working from remote base camps. The logistics of continually moving campsites and personnel present one of the greatest challenges on the project. Other challenges include extreme weather conditions, geological challenges and an emphasis on zero environmental losses of both flora and fauna.

Construction of all Loops will have a strong emphasis on safety, environmental and stakeholder management.


About McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited:

Formed in 1960, McConnell Dowell is a world-class engineering, construction, building and maintenance group employing 7,000 people throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the Middle East.  For almost 50 years we have continually delivered the right engineering solutions for our public and private sector clients throughout our operating geographies.

McConnell Dowell’s diverse service offering includes building, electrical, marine, mechanical, pipeline, tunnelling and underground infrastructure capabilities in the key market sectors of commercial building, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, power, public infrastructure, transport and water.


Angeleen Jenkins
Director New Business
McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited

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