Northern Gas Pipeline contractor Spiecapag Australia has released a slick video showing the progress it has made on the pipeline in 2017.
When complete the 622km pipeline will link the Northern Territory gas fields from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa.
Spiecapag was contracted by Jemena in mid-2017 to construct the 141 km Queensland section of pipeline, from Mount Isa to the Northern Territory border.
The video starts on July 23 when the track construction began with cultural heritage inspectors inspecting the ground prior to clearing.
The project cleared and graded an average 5.5km each day with a 250-person camp and plantyard constructed near the border.
The project has carried 17,000 lengths of 12-inch pipe to be lowered into the ground with 23 bends constructed per day in hilly country with an average of 199 joints welded every day with a weld repair rate of 1.02 percent.
The best day of coating did 285 joints and the best day of trenching did 6.2 kilometres.
By November 23 all the lowering in had finished with 10.4 km achieved on the best day of lowering in with 10.3km achieved on the best day of backfilling and 6.5km on the best day of rehab.
Spiecapag said 434 people were inducted on to the project with greater than 20 percent Indigenous employment across the project and 160,000 hours worked without any time lost to injury.
Meanwhile in his project update for December, Jemena Project Director Jonathan Spink said they had secured all necessary government, environmental and landholder approvals in 2017 and constructed 403km of pipeline ahead of schedule – 262km in NT, 141km in Queensland.
Mr Spink said they had delivered 622km of line pipe, via their international manufacturer and logistics coordinator, and their wharf, train and local trucking and yard crews and began construction of their Mount Isa and Tennant Creek compressor stations.
In October Jemena and Galilee Energy Limited inked a deal to deliver a new pipeline to the eastern seaboard from Mount Isa.