Commissioning is to go ahead for the Tanami Gas Pipeline.
Consent to commission means AGI Tanami can now test the pipeline by introducing gas at the pressure under which it will operate.
Once testing is successfully completed and independently verified, the pipeline will be able to go into full operational mode.
The Tanami Gas Pipeline will provide gas to Newmont’s Granites gold mine located approximately 550km north-west of Alice Springs in the Tanami Desert.
Running for approximately 440km, the Tanami Gas Pipeline will carry gas from an Inlet Meter Station connecting to the Amadeus Gas Pipeline, at a location approximately 180km north west of Alice Springs, to the Granites and Dead Bullock Soak power stations at the Newmont Tanami facilities
Historically the mining operations have had to rely on diesel to operate, which meant a pause in production if roads became impassable and diesel could not get through.
Primary Industry and Resources Minister Paul Kirby said: “The Territory Labor Government supports the delivery of job-creating infrastructure, so I am pleased to approve the next stage of works for the Tanami Gas Pipeline.
“Newmont’s Territory mining operations are some of the most successful gold operations in Australia. This pipeline will provide year-round, cleaner power – supporting existing jobs and creating the potential for more jobs.”
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