The scope of the gas pipeline lateral includes: an inlet station from the Goldfields gas pipeline (GGP) which will receive gas from a metering facility near the Kumarina Roadhouse; 79.4 km of 100 mm gas main line; and a delivery station (which will provide the gas at controlled temperature and pressure) for both power generation and use within the SOP production facility.
The main line works are anticipated to take five months to install, which will see works complete in December 2020. Construction works for the inlet and delivery stations will be finalised after the completion of the main line. Currently, 20.1 km of the pipeline path has been cleared and graded, 15.8 km of pipe has been delivered and 2 km of pipe has been placed along the roadside reserve.
The construction of the gas pipeline has been enabled through debt funding received from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
Managing Director, Brett Hazelden, commented: “The gas pipeline is a key enabler for the company to benefit from low ongoing operating costs which places Kalium Lakes in the lowest quartile cost of SOP production in the world.
“The pipeline has also been sized to allow increased production from Stage 2 and potential Magnesium by-products. This valuable piece of infrastructure provides a significant long-term advantage to the BSOPP, which currently has a 30 to 50 year mine life,” he said.aip
Image shows gas pipe being placed along the access road to the Beyondie SOP project. Courtesy of Kalium Lakes.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/project-news/10072020/work-on-gas-pipeline-begins-at-beyondie-sop-project/