Jemena sets up office in Wandoan ahead of gas processing plant construction

Jemena sets up office in Wandoan for gas processing plant construction


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Jemena has set up an office in Wandoan.

Jemena has set up an office in Wandoan.

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Energy company Jemena has set up shop in Wandoan, after being granted a licence for their gas processing plant.

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Energy company Jemena has set up shop in Wandoan, after being granted a petroleum facility licence for their gas processing plant.

Jemena last week opened an office in Wandoan for use during the construction of the $140 million facility, part of the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project. 

The company has a permanent office in Roma, from which it will continue to operate, with staff involved with the pipeline based there. 

A Jemena spokesman said community information sessions were held in August through to October last year in Wandoan, Miles and Roma.

"There was good interest from the local community, especially in what opportunities the project would present," he said. 

"The project presents business and job opportunities for those in communities around the region, and we have an internal policy of providing contracts to suitably qualified local businesses where possible."

The company plans to begin construction of the 40 terajoule-a-day plant in the second or third quarter of this year. 

The Jemena spokesman said the construction phase of the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project would create between 150 and 200 jobs.

Dates for a further series of community information sessions have yet to be set. 

In response to a question from the Queensland Country Life about how much water the plant would use, the spokesman said that would "only be known once the final design of the compressor facility has been developed".

"Jemena will operate its compressor station and pipeline within Queensland Government issued environmental approvals," he said.  

"The environmental approvals provide the environmental conditioning for the project, determine how Jemena carries out its activities and will ensure Jemena meets all of our environmental obligations."

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