Australian CSG pipeline engineering awarded to KBR

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, June 2 -- The McConnell Dowell-CCC joint venture, on behalf of clients Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) and Asia Pacific LNG, selected KBR to execute engineering design services for three coal-seam gas pipelines designed to carry CSG from fields in central Queensland, Australia, to an export facility on Curtis Island.

KBR will execute engineering design services including pipeline design, process, civil and structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, and instrument controls for the three CSG pipelines. For QCLNG, KBR will design a more than 580-km pipeline system from central Queensland to the coast, including a 42-in. OD CSG pipeline (374 km); a 42-in. OD CSG collection header pipeline (169 km); and six 12-24 in. OD collection laterals (5.4 km).

QGC Pty. Ltd. placed an order with ABB for pipeline automation equipment for this pipeline in April (OGJ Online, Apr. 11, 2011).

A second pipeline for QCLNG and a third pipeline for APLNG will both consist of a 42-in. OD high pressure transmission pipeline from the main line valve on the Queensland mainland, across the narrows to the Curtis Island delivery station. QCLNG and APLNG had earlier agreed to jointly contract to design, build, and deliver the two narrow pipelines.

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