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A leading total quality assurance provider has been selected to deliver inspection services to Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Project.

Intertek have been selected to provide third party inspection services to support the pipeline’s procurement.

The 623 km planned pipeline will connect Northern Australia’s vast gas fields to the east coast gas market, running from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland at a cost of around $800 million.

Jemena was chosen by the Northern Territory Government in 2015 to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector, now known as the NGP.

Intertek will provide critical expertise at the point of fabrication, deploying a team of quality inspectors to oversee manufacture of the pipework including quality of welding, steel composition, compliance with Australian standards and adherence to engineering specifications.

Intertek Business Development Manager Sheldon Harvey said, “We are proud to support Jemena in meeting the project quality and schedule requirements to have first gas flowing by 2018.

“Our technical and qualified inspectors are positioned at Jemena’s suppliers’ and supported by a project leadership team in Sydney and Melbourne.

“They will be involved at various points of the project to provide quality assurance leadership in achieving key milestones and mitigation of any potential issues, which may arise during the manufacturing process,” Mr Harvey said.

The NGP Project will help secure energy resources for the population on the eastern seaboard, opening up untapped resources in Northern Australia and unlocking the next phase of economic growth for the Northern Territory.

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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