Esso Australia’s Projects Manager, David Standfield, has provided an update on the Kipper Tuna Turrum (KTT) Project (Bass Strait) and Longford Gas Conditioning Plant (GCP) Project (VIC).

While Tuna gas and Turrum oil production commenced through the new offshore facilities in late 2013, Kipper and Turrum gas production required a new Gas Conditioning Plant and modifications to Esso Australia’s existing plants at Longford.

Mr Standfield said construction works for the GCP commenced in late 2013 are progressing well, with the majority of large equipment being installed in accordance with project plans.

“Once the plant is operational in 2016, the KTT Project will deliver 1.6 trillion cubic feet of gas to the East Australia market, helping replace declining production from existing fields. This equates to providing enough energy to power a city of a million people for 35 years.”

These projects have also created opportunities for employment and industry in the local community, added David.

“The multi-billion KTT Project and GCP Project reflect our continuing focus on extracting maximum value from the billions of dollars in infrastructure that we have in place in Gippsland. We’ve been an active member of the Gippsland community for half a century, and are proud to invest in this thriving community,” he said.

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