The Northern Territory Government this week announced that Jemena has been selected to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI), connecting the Territory's vast gas fields to the east coast gas market.

The 623km pipeline will link Tennant Creek in the Territory to Mt Isa in Queensland and has a capital cost of around $800 million.

McConnell Dowell have been supporting Jemena through the competitive tender process for the NEGI project and will continue in this role as the agreed construction contractor for the project. The construction scope for this contract will include the 623km high pressure gas pipeline, two compressor stations and gas treatment facilities. The value of this construction work is expected to exceed $300 million.

Jemena and McConnell Dowell have been working closely with communities and businesses along the proposed route from the start of the bidding process to maximize local and Indigenous participation in the delivery and ongoing management of the pipeline.

McConnell Dowell Executive General Manager Pipelines, Jim Frith stated...

The collaborative Early Contractor Involvement approach adopted by Jemena has assisted McConnell Dowell and other project partners and key stakeholders to work together to provide optimized solutions for this project. We thank the Jemena team for providing us with this opportunity.

We look forward to project execution so we can play our part in delivering the full benefits of this project to the community and other project partners. The project is an important addition to our significant track record of successful major pipeline and mechanical infrastructure delivery.

Construction is expected to be completed by 2018 and, once completed, it will be known as the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP).

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Picture caption: The awarding of the North East Gas Interconnector Project continues McConnell Dowell's leadership in cross country gas pipeline construction