Kalium Lakes has contracted three companies to design, supply and construct its gas pipeline at the Beyondie sulphate of potash project (BSOPP) in Western Australia.
The work has been divided into three major contracts, with Edgen Murray to manufacture and supply the coated line pipe, Pipecraft to install it and Primero to design, supply and construct the inlet and delivery stations.
The inlet station will receive gas from the APA metre near Kumarina roadhouse, allowing temperature and pressure-controlled gas supply via a four-inch, 79.4-kilometre gas lateral, for power generation and SOP production.
“Kalium Lakes is pleased to have concluded the award of these important contractors to reputable contractors and suppliers,” company chief development officer Rudolph van Niekerk said.
“(The company) is looking forward to building the gas supply infrastructure for the project.
“These contracts will not only supply gas for the initial 90,000 tonnes per annum of SOP production but are also sufficient to supply gas for our expansion plans to produce 180,000 tonnes per annum of SOP, as well as other potential magnesium by-products.”
The companies contracted also corresponded with Kalium Lakes’ approved Australian industry participation plan, which is one of the requirements of the funding it received from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
Pipecraft provided significant support to meet other NAIF funding requirements, receiving its work health and safety accreditation prior to gaining the contract.
The Western Australian construction and engineering contractor specialises in pipelines, project management and maintenance to the upstream, midstream and downstream gas resource, utility and energy markets.
Edgen Murray is a global supplier of a wide range of products for the energy and infrastructure sectors, with its distribution market spreading across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific region.
Primero is a multi-disciplinary engineering and construction group, specialising in turnkey design and operating projects in the minerals and energy industries.