Civil works have begun today at Senex’s Roma North natural gas development in the Surat Basin following the award of the major construction contract.
Senex has awarded the contract to build the Roma North gas processing facility and an associated pipeline to Wasco (Australia) Pty Ltd following a competitive tender.
Wasco has been active in the Roma area since Senex first engaged the business for natural gas construction works in 2016.
Senex Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said the contract would benefit the region through employment and business opportunities.
“This contract and early works are further milestones in the development of our gas business in the Surat Basin,” Mr Davies said.
“We are also pleased that the contract has been awarded to a company with established operations in Roma, where Senex will be operating and supporting the community for decades to come.”
The contract is expected to create about 50 jobs directly in construction and support further roles at local sub-contractors and Wasco’s continuing operations in Roma.
Commissioning of the facility is targeted for the second quarter of 2019.
Wasco (Australia) President Mel Whyte said: “Senex first brought our company to Roma two years ago and this is our biggest contract in the area to date. The delivery of these works will further develop our presence in regional Queensland.”
Senex expects to create about 150 jobs and invest more than $200 million in construction of its foundation gas developments Roma North and Project Atlas, a dedicated domestic gas tenure about 20km south-west of Wandoan.
These developments involve the construction of a combined 110 wells initially, two gas processing plants and associated pipelines and facilities over about two years starting late in the first quarter of 2019.
Roma North, part of Senex’s Western Surat Gas Project, is about 30km north of Roma.
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