APA Group announced the Goldfields gas pipeline has passed the halfway mark and is on schedule for completion this year.
The $140 million Eastern Goldfields pipeline project will connect to the Murrin Murrin Lateral pipeline, to transport gas to Anglogold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam and Tropicana gold mines.
APA’s group executive transmission Rob Wheals said the pipeline would extend the Goldfields gas network to almost 1800km, with capacity for further development.
It is expected that Tropicana will receive first gas from 1 January 2016.
Earlier this year AngloGold senior vice president Australia Michael Erickson said gas power generation was expected to reduce cash operating costs at both sites by between $25 to $30 per ounce.