Fortescue River gas pipeline completed in Western Australia

TransAlta Corporation and joint venture partner DBP Development Group (DDG, a wholly owned subsidiary of DUET Group) have announced completion of the Fortescue River Gas Pipeline in Western Australia.

The project, TransAlta's first pipeline, was completed within a nine month timeframe and for an estimated total cost of AUS$183 million.

It will deliver gas to TransAlta's Solomon power station, which services Fortescue Metals Group's mining operations at the Solomon Hub. The power station will now operate on natural gas improving reliability and efficiency.

"The Fortescue River Gas Pipeline is the longest gas pipeline built in Western Australia in the past ten years and we are excited about future growth possibilities. The completion of the pipeline provides an opportunity for future expansion in the Pilbara region and is consistent with TransAlta's strategy of growing in its core regions and diversifying its cash flows," said Dawn Farrell, President and CEO of TransAlta.

"Thanks to our partner for a well-run project which was completed with an excellent safety and environmental record. Our focus now shifts to safe, reliable operation of the asset over the long term."

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

Published on 20/03/2015

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