The North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) Pipeline has so far been granted major project status by the Government, with four proponents invited to participate in the final request for proposals phase – APA Group, DDG Operations Pty Ltd (DUET), Pipeline Consortia Partners Australia Pty Limited (China National Petroleum Corporation), and SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd (Jemena).
The request for final proposals stage closes on 30 September 2015, and the successful proponent will be announced shortly thereafter.
Interested businesses are encouraged to submit an expression of interest (EOI) against the ‘North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) Pipeline – Any Opportunities’ package listed on the ICN Gateway site here.
Updates on project progression will be posted periodically until specific packages of work are released.
Three main routes are being considered for the proposed pipeline, with one option being a 600 km pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa at an estimated cost of $A900 million.
The second option involves a 1,175 km pipeline from Alice Springs to the Santos-operated Moomba gas plant in South Australia for approximately $A1.3 billion, while APA has also flagged a potential 700 km pipeline connection to the Carpentaria Gas Pipeline.