Jemena has successfully completed the construction of a gas mains interconnection prior to connecting the Penrith Primary Regulating Station (PRS) to the Emu Plains PRS.
“We started this project in mid-March and completed it before the scheduled mid-April date,” says Alf Rapisarda, Jemena Executive General Manager, Networks and Pipes.
The interconnection work took place between Avoca Avenue in Emu Plains and Woodriff Gardens in Penrith, NSW.
This follows the construction of a new Primary Regulation Station at Emu Plains and the extension of the primary gas main from Penrith to Emu Plains by carrying out a new 3.2 kilometre mains lay.
These projects are all part of Jemena’s $800 million investment over a five-year period to upgrade and extend the Jemena Gas Network, which distributes natural gas to over 1.2 million customer sites throughout New South Wales.
“Our aim with these projects is to ensure reliability of gas supply to 16,000 homes and businesses in Emu Plains and Blue Mountains areas as well as to cater for future growth in demand from industrial, commercial and residential customers in these areas,” says Alf Rapisarda.
“This growth is being driven by the building of new dwellings and growth in customer numbers,” he adds
Each year, Jemena lays approximately 200 kms of new gas mains and some 30,000 new customer sites are added to the gas network in New South Wales.