With McConnell Dowell securing the Northern Gas Pipeline contract with Jemena, the construction contractor has sent out a call for Expressions of Interest from suppliers and subcontractors.
Asian conglomerate Jemena took the $800 million contract for the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) Pipeline in November last year.
McConnell Dowell is expected to begin construction on the project in early 2017, contracted for $300 million with estimates for around 560 jobs during construction.
McConnell Dowell executive general manager pipelines, Jim Frith thanked Jemena for the opportunity to participate in the project.
“The collaborative Early Contractor Involvement approach adopted by Jemena has assisted McConnell Dowell and other project partners and key stakeholders to work together to provide optimized solutions for this project,” he said.
“We look forward to project execution so we can play our part in delivering the full benefits of this project to the community and other project partners.
“The project is an important addition to our significant track record of successful major pipeline and mechanical infrastructure delivery.”
The pipeline will run for 622 kilometres between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Mount Isa in Queensland, and is scheduled for completion in 2018.
The estimate of 100 associated contracts with local subcontractors and other businesses will be worth around $112 million.
McConnell Dowell has encouraged suppliers and subcontractors to register on the ICN Gateway and to regularly check back for updated project information.
Procurement packages associated with the construction works are anticipated for listing on the ICN Gateway in the second half of 2016.