QGC Starts Trench Work for QCLNG Project Pipeline, Australia
QGC and its contractors have started work on a trench for the main Queensland Curtis LNG Project pipeline across Columboola Creek, near Miles.
QGC is confident that trenching represents the most environmentally acceptable method for crossing this part of the creek, a water course that generally flows only in the wet season and which is currently not flowing, QGC said in a statement.
State and Federal regulators have approved the construction method.
Site surveys by specialist environmental consultants have recorded no nationally protected plants or animals and a specialist independent expert has certified erosion and sediment control plans.
QGC will use best-practice waterway crossing techniques as defined by the Australian Pipeline Industry Association’s Code of Environmental Practice and comply with the relevant environmental authority.
The landholder on whose property QGC is working has agreed to the pipeline activities.
LNG World News Staff, April 29, 2013; Image: QGC