Port Kembla Project

Quick Facts
ClientJemena & Squadron Energy
LocationPort Kembla, NSW

Port Kembla Energy Terminal to Eastern Gas Pipeline Project

The Project consists of the construction of a 12km gas transmission pipeline to connect Squadron Energy’s Port Kembla Energy Terminal with Jemena’s existing Eastern Gas Pipeline. The project has State Significant Infrastructure status and is key to the Terminal’s ability to supply more than 75% of NSW’s gas needs and deliver a new source of energy to the market from 2024 to avert potential supply shortfalls. Along with designing, procuring and building the pipeline, Zinfra’s scope includes the design, procurement and construction of a new gas metering station at Kembla Grange. Zinfra also designed and procured parts of the port facility where the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) carrying vessels will offload their cargoes. Importantly, Zinfra has designed the pipeline and facilities to be capable of transporting 100% green hydrogen in the future, to support Australia’s transition to renewable energy

Quick Facts
ClientJemena & Squadron Energy
LocationPort Kembla, NSW

WHERE IS THE GAS COMING FROM?
The new Port Kembla pipeline will connect to Squadron Energy’s Port Kembla Energy Terminal and transport gas from there to local customers via Jemena’s Eastern Gas Pipeline. Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is brought into the Energy Terminal on ships that may come from all around the world. At the Terminal, the LNG is heated to convert it from a liquid to a gas and then it flows into the pipeline. The Port Kembla pipeline complements Jemena’s efforts across northern Australia and New South Wales to make more gas available to Australian gas users including the 500 heavy industrial users and 33,000 NSW businesses which rely on natural gas for their operations.

WHAT IS ZINFRA’S ROLE ON THE PROJECT?
Zinfra has overall responsibility for execution of the project on behalf of Jemena. This includes project management, engineering management including coordinating the interfaces between the various design packages, major equipment procurement including line pipe, construction management, commissioning, development of operations and maintenance systems and handover of the commissioned equipment to Jemena’s asset management group.

The pipeline is fully buried and the construction technique is a combination of open-cut trenches and horizontal directional drills under roads and railway lines.

The Zinfra Gas Projects team has extensive experience delivering these types of major infrastructure projects and has executed around $1billion worth of capital projects in the last five years.

WHEN IS THE PIPELINE BEING BUILT?
Construction of the pipeline is scheduled to start in late 2022 and will be completed by the end of 2023.

HOW DID ZINFRA ENSURE THAT THE PIPELINE IS READY TO TRANSPORT GREEN HYDROGEN?
Zinfra has designed the pipeline with reference to an internationally-recognised standard for Hydrogen Pipelines (ASME B31.12). Zinfra has procured pipe from a specialist supplier in Greece that conducts advanced testing to prove that the pipe can handle 100% hydrogen. Zinfra has also procured other components such as valves and fittings that, according to the latest research, are capable of transporting hydrogen.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
You can get in touch with our team in these ways:

  • Call our Community Feedback Line on 1300 081 989

  • Email our team portkembla@jemena.com.au

  • Visit our website at www.zinfra.com.au