Tanami Gas Pipeline Project
Fueling the future of Tanami
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) has made an undertaking to build, own and operate the Tanami Gas Pipeline, an 8-inch underground pipeline bringing natural gas to the Newmont Tanami Operations mine sites.
Running for approximately 439km, the Tanami Gas Pipeline will carry gas from an Inlet Meter Station connecting to the Amadeus Gas Pipeline, at a location approximately 160km north west of Alice Springs, to the Granites and Dead Bullock Soak power stations at the Newmont Tanami facilities.
We will keep all landholders and local communities well informed throughout the project and provide ongoing opportunities for any questions or concerns to be discussed.
Proposed pipeline route
The Pipeline will generally follow the alignment of Tanami Road and pass through a mix of, pastoral land, Aboriginal freehold land and Crown land.
This map shows our proposed pipeline corridor. However, we are still conducting consultations with the communities which will help define the final route, with particular consideration given to any environmental, Aboriginal heritage or sacred sites impacts.
Construction and installation
Construction is planned to commence in the second quarter of 2018 and will take approximately 10 monthsDuring this time, we will do our best to keep those living or working near the pipeline fully informed on the project’s progress and where possible actually involved on the project.
Construction will take place in a dedicated right of way (largely outside the Tanami Road Reserve) with additional work areas like access tracks, turn around points, construction camps and water storage facilities along the pipeline route.
The pipeline will be built by AGIG using industry leading and highly experienced contractors. The pipe is being manufactured overseas and will be delivered to the Darwin port. From here, we will transport it to the Alice Springs rail yard, and then onto laydown areas located along the construction route. Wherever possible, we will use local labour and services to support the project.
Safety is our top priority.
The Tanami Pipeline will be built, maintained and operated to the highest safety standards, in accordance with the Pipeline Management Plan approved by the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources. Traffic management plans for public roads during construction will be developed and approved by Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and local councils.
We’re focused on taking care of the environment, both during construction and into the future.
We are currently in the process of investigation and consultation with the communities to determine how this project may impact on cultural heritage, flora and fauna, watercourse crossings, erosion, dust and waste management. After this research, we will develop strategies to control and minimise any impacts.
Environmental considerations are unique to every project. As the key long-term operator of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, we know how to identify and manage these critical factors. The methods we use to minimise environmental impact may include bringing in trained fauna handlers, designing the pipeline route to reduce impact on key areas, and carefully managing dust and traffic issues.