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Roma North expansion completed

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The $15 million expansion of the Roma North gas processing facility is now complete, following Jemena and its project partners finalising testing at the site last month.

The expansion has increased the processing facility’s capacity by about 50 per cent, so it can now process around 24 terjouales (TJs) of gas per day, up from 16 TJs, in line with increasing production from Senex Energy’s Roma North gas field.

The project was delivered in conjunction with Jemena’s construction partner, Wasco Australia, and engineering and project management company, Zinfra.

The project’s construction, which ran for three months, created 50 jobs and saw around $50,000 spent with businesses in Queensland’s Maranoa region.

Jemena executive general manager of gas markets, Antoon Boey said the construction project was another example of local businesses delivering major projects.

“Our expansion project at Roma North is a great example of the skill and acumen of businesses like Wasco Australia, who are delivering complex gas and engineering projects which are helping to bring much needed additional gas to markets,” he said.

“The project also delivered a boost to local businesses which provided us with trades and equipment, accommodation, transport, meals, and other services. We’d like to thank the local community for welcoming us and for its support throughout the project.”

Senex Energy managing director and chief executive officer Ian Davies added that thanks to the work of local businesses like Wasco, Senex and Jemena have again proven their ability to partner efficiently to deliver natural gas projects.

“We’re proud that the expansion of the facility in the Roma North field has delivered more investment and jobs into the region and is already generating more royalties that contribute to roads, schools, and hospitals,” Davies said.

Wasco Australia’s managing director Mel Whyte said delivering its part o the facility expansion allowed the company to strengthen its working relationship with Jemena and Zinfra.

“It also allowed us to strengthen our relationship with Surat Basin businesses and people who work safely and deliver high quality and reliable products and services. We look forward to the next opportunity to work in the region,” she said.

Jemena acquired the Roma North processing facility for $50 million from Senex in June 2019 as part of plans to create an interconnected network of gas infrastructure assets across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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