APA is one of Australia’s leading energy infrastructure businesses. They own, manage and / or operate a portfolio of assets in excess of $20B in value. Over 15,000 km’s of natural gas pipelines connect sources of supply and markets across mainland Australia.
Primero is an accredited supplier of APA and provides design, procurement, construction and commissioning services for projects associated with gas transmission, metering and conditioning.
DESIGN | CONSTRUCT | COMMISSION
Primero has been repeatedly engaged by APA, resulting in over 10,000 project hours worked injury free.
Gruyere Gold – Yamarna Delivery and Metering Station
The Gruyere Gold Mine is located on the South Dorothy Hills Trend, 25 kilometres north-east of the Company’s original Yamarna Belt discovery. Construction commenced at the beginning of 2017 and since then first gold was poured in the June 2019 quarter.
APA Group’s Yamarna Project included a 197km Lateral DN150 pipeline, delivery and metering station from the Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP) to the Gruyere Gold mine site. APA engaged Primero to design, fabricate, assemble, test and deliver five skids for the Yamarna delivery station, ensuring the provision of approximately TJ/day from the APA’s Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP) to the Gruyere Gold mine site. Despite an aggressive seven-month schedule (with some long-lead items taking six months to be delivered), the skids mentioned below were successfully delivered on time without incident.
- Metering and Filtration;
- High Pressure Reduction; and
- Low Pressure Reduction.
Design footprints were optimised for both transport and constructability
Commissioning was conducted utilising our proprietary commissioning software system, CheckMate, which takes engineering inputs directly from design deliverables and determines the complete Installation Test Record (ITR) requirements for a project. ITRs detailed all inspection requirements to confirm correct installation of equipment to client specifications, design drawings, and government regulations. By conducting all commissioning documentation activity on field CheckMate tablets, a paperless system drove rapid commissioning and line of sight on progress to schedule. This process also allowed for remote client review of individual ITRs and final approval/acceptance.