“We started this project in mid-March and complete it before it scheduled mid-April date,”? says Jemena Executive General Manager, Networks and Pipes Alf Rapisarda.
The interconnection work took place between Avoca Avenue in Emu Plains and Woodriff Gardens in Penrith.
This follows two previous projects completed by Jemena in 2013.
The first was the construction of a new Primary Regulation Station at Emu Plains. The second was the extension of the primary gas main from Penrith to Emu Plains by carrying out a new 3.2 km mains lay.
These projects are all part of Jemena’s $800 million investment over a five-year period to upgrade and extend the Jemena Gas Network, which distributes natural gas to over 1.2 million customer sites throughout New South Wales.
“Our aim with these projects is to ensure reliability of gas supply to 16,000 homes and businesses in Emu Plains and Blue Mountains areas, as well as to cater for future growth in demand from industrial, commercial and residential customers in these areas,” says Alf Rapisarda.
“This growth is being driven by the building of new dwellings and growth in customer numbers,”? he adds.
Each year, Jemena lays approximately 200 km of new gas mains and some 30,000 new customer sites are added to the gas network in New South Wales.