Western Australia

APA owns and operates five pipelines and a gas storage facility in Western Australia:

  • Goldfields Gas Pipeline
  • Kalgoorlie Kambalda Pipeline
  • Parmelia Gas Pipeline
  • Mid West Pipeline
  • Pilbarra Pipeline System 
  • Mondarra Gas Storage Facility

 

APA also owns the Emu Downs wind farm and adjacent Badgingarra wind development site which are located 10 kilometres from the Parmelia Gas Pipeline.

APA operates and has an interest in the Telfer and Nifty Gas Pipeline through its interest in Energy Infrastructure Investments

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Goldfields Gas Pipeline (GGP)

Description

The GGP transports gas from Carnarvon Basin producers to mining and other customers in the Pilbara, Mid West and Goldfields regions of Western Australia. The gas is used principally for power generation.  

The mainline runs from Yarraloola to Kalgoorlie and laterals extend to Newman and to mining operations. Six compressor stations have been installed to boost the capacity of the GGP. The GGP asssets include maintenance bases at Karratha, Newman, Leinster and Kalgoorlie.

Length

Mainline - 1,378 km - comprising 520 km of 400mm (nominal diameter) pipe between Yarraloola and Newman Scraper Station and Kalgoorlie.

Laterals - Newman (47 km), Wiluna (8 km), Murrin Murrin (84 km), Mt Keith (8 km), Leinster (5 km), Kalgoorlie power station (8 km)

Compression and/or looping

11 units at 6 compressor stations

Age 

Constructed in 1996

APA ownership 

88.2% - Mainline and Newman lateral.
100% - Wiluna lateral, Murrin Murrin lateral and laterals to Mt Keith, Leinster and Kalgoorlie power station.

Regulatory status

GGP is a covered pipeline - see Regulatory information for more details

Shippers

Mining companies, energy retailers, including BHP Billiton Iron Ore, BHP Billiton Nickel West, Rio Tinto and Xstrata Nickel Australasia and Alinta Energy.

Gas market

Gas transported is principally used for power generation.

Commercial and residential gas use in the town of Kalgoorlie.

Gas source

Carnarvon Basin

Expansion program

GGP is being expanded by construction of a new compressor station at Turee Creek about 56 km west of Newmn Scraper Station.

Related assets and facilities

 Kalgoorlie Kambalda Pipeline

Capacity and Services

Pipeline capacity may be available for the provision of services such as firm, as available or interruptible services, depending on shipper needs.

The GGP capacity register can be found here.

In addition, information on capacity is available on the Western Australian Gas Bulletin Board which is updated daily.

Metering and Measurement

 APA Metering and Measurement requirements

 Contact

GGP's Commercial team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

Please contact us on 08 6189 4354.

  

Kalgoorlie Kambalda Pipeline(KKP)

Description

The Kalgoorlie Kambalda Pipeline transports gas from the Kalgoorlie South outlet from the Goldfields Gas Pipeline to Kambalda.

Length

44 km

Age 

Constructed in 1996

APA ownership 

100%

Regulatory status

The Kalgoorlie Kambalda Pipeline is a light regulation pipeline - see Regulatory information for more details

Shippers

Mining companies

Gas market

Gas is used for power generation and minerals processing

Gas source

Gas is delivered from Goldfields Gas Pipeline into the KKP

Related assets and facilities

Goldfields Gas Pipeline

Capacity and services

Pipeline capacity may be available for the provision of services such as firm, as available or interruptible services, depending on shipper needs.

The KKP capacity register can be found here.

In addition, information on capacity is available on the Western Australian Gas Bulletin Board, which is updated daily.

Metering and Measurement

APA Metering and Measurement requirements

 Contact

APA's Commercial team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

Please contact us on 08 6189 4354.


 

Parmelia Gas Pipeline (PGP)

Description

The PGP transports gas from both Perth Basin gas fields near Dongara, south of Geraldton, and Carnarvon Basin gas via the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, to customers in the Perth area and the south west of Western Australia.

Gas can also be delivered into the PGP from the Mondarra Gas Storage Facility near Dongara.

Length

416 km - Dongara to Pinjarra

Age 

Constructed in 1971

APA ownership 

100%

Regulatory status

The PGP is not a covered pipeline

Shippers

Energy retailers, minerals processors and industrial gas users

Gas market

Industrial, commercial and residential use; power generation

Gas source

Perth Basin gas from fields near Dongara, Carnarvon Basin gas via the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline and gas from the the Mondarra Gas Storage Facility

Related assets and facilities

Mondarra Gas Storage Facility adjoins the Parmelia Gas Pipeline

Capacity and services

Pipeline capacity may be available for the provision of services such as firm, as available or interruptible services, depending on shippper needs.

Information on capacity is available on the Western Australian Bulletin Board, which is updated daily.

Gas Specification

 Specifications

Metering and Measurement

 APA Metering and Measurement requirements

 Contact

APA's Commercial team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

Please contact us on 08 6189 4346.

 

 

Pilbara Pipeline System (PPS)

Description

PPS is adjacent to the Carnarvon Basin, Australia’s largest natural gas basin, and is well positioned to supply future loads in the strategic Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The PPS comprises four pipelines extending from Woodside’s Karratha Gas Plant to Port Hedland.
 

Burrup Extension Pipeline (BEP) links Woodside’s Karratha Gas Plant with the Pilbara Energy Pipeline (PEPL) at DBNGP Mainline Valve 7, some 20 kilomtres south of Karratha.

PEPL extends from Karratha, along the Pilbara coast to Port Hedland, where it interconnects with the Telfer Gas Pipeline.

  • Wodinga Lateral connects PEPL to mining operations at Wodinga.
  • Karratha Lateral connects PEPL to the Horizon Power Station at Karratha.


PPS is currently a free-flow pipeline system, however its capacity can be increased through compression and/or looping to meet future increases in demand.

Length

BEP 24 km 
PEPL 216 km
Wodgina Lateral 80 km
Horizon Lateral 5 km

Compression and/or looping

PEPL is essentially a free flow pipeline. A small compression facility between the DBNGP and the inlet to the pipeline allows gas from the DBNGP to be delivered into the PEPL at times when the pressure differentials between the two pipelines do not permit the free flow receipt of gas.

Age 

PEPL was constructed and commissioned in 1995.
BEP was completed in 1998
Wodgina Lateral was added in 2001
Karatha Power Station Lateral was added in 2009 

APA ownership 

100% - acquired by APA in December 2012

Regulatory status

The PPS is not a covered pipeline system.

Shippers

Mining companies and power generators.   

Gas market

Karratha and Port Hedland, as well mining operations in the Pilbara region.

Gas source

Carnarvon Basin

Related assets and facilities

Connected to the DBNGP near Karratha and to Telfer Gas Pipeline at Port Hedland.

Capacity and services

Pipeline capacity may be available for the provision of services such as firm, as available or interruptible services, depending on shipper needs.

Information on capacity is available on the Western Australian Gas Bulletin Board, which is updated daily.

Gas Specification

Specifications

Metering and measurement

 APA Metering and Measurement requirements

 Contact

APA's Commercial team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

Please contact us on 08 6189 4354.

 

Mondarra Gas Storage Facility (MGSF)

Description

The Mondarra Gas Storage Facility near Dongara is located adjacent to the two pipelines serving Perth and the south west of Western Australia, including APA’s Parmelia Gas Pipeline.

 

Wholly owned by APA Group, the Mondarra Gas Storage Facility is currently the only commercial underground gas storage facility in Western Australia. APA has recently expanded this facility, completing the expansion works in 2013.

 

Download a Factsheet on the facility here

Download a Factsheet on the Gas Loan Service here

Storage capacity

15PJ

Injection capability

70TJ/day

Withdrawal capability

150TJ/day

 Inlet point

 Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline

 Outlet points

 Parmelia Gas Pipeline and Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline

APA ownership 

100% - acquired by APA in 2004

Regulatory status

Unregulated

Gas market

Provision of security of supply for the Perth gas market and flexibility to assits customers manager gas portfolios

Expansion program

Completed in 2013, expanding the capacity fivefold to 15PJ of useable gas storage

Related assets and facilities

Connected to APA's Parmelia Gas Pipeline and the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline

Capacity and services

Capacity is currently available at the Mondarra Gas Storage Facility

Daily information on capacity is available on the Western Australian Gas Bulletin Board

Gas Specification

Specifications

Gas Loan Service

A short term loan facility of up to 100TJ of gas is available for a maximum of 30 days to help manage emergency and/or security of suppluy issues. Read more

 Contact

APA's Commercial team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

Please contact us on 08 6189 4346. 

 

Mid West Pipeline (MWP)

Description

The Mid West Pipeline transports gas from the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline near Geraldton (Eradu Road) to power generation for mining and minerals processing at Windimurra, and for supply to Mt Magnet.

Length

353 km

APA ownership 

50%

Regulatory status

The MWP is not a covered pipeline

Shippers

Mining companies - Windimurra and Mt Magnet region

Gas market

Power generation for mining operations

Gas source

Carnarvon Basin gas via the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline

 Gas Specification


Specifications 

Metering and Measurement

APA Metering and Measurement requirements 

 Contact

 APA's Commercial team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

Please contact us on 08 6189 4346.

  

Emu Downs Wind Farm and Badgingarra wind development project

On the 30 June 2011, APA completed the acquisition of the Emu Downs Wind Farm and adjacent Badgingarra wind development project. Emu Downs has been in operation since 2006 delivering renewable energy to Western Australia. It is one of Western Australia's largest green energy initiatives.

Located 30 kilometres east of Cervantes, approximately 200 kilometres north of Perth, Emu Downs generates electricity from wind powered turbine technology. The wind farm has a capacity to produce 80 Megawatts of electricity at peak, and the capacity to supply 50,000 homes per year.

Emu Downs is providing a sustainable energy solution for Western Australia. Electricity from the site is purchased by Synergy Energy and is being on-sold to Synergy Energy customers including the state’s largest sea water desalination facility, owned and operated by the Water Corporation.

Download the Emu Downs General Information Factsheet.

Location

30 kilomtres east of Cervantes
10 kilometres from APA's Parmelia Gas Pipeline
200 kilometres north of Perth
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Capacity

80 Megawatts

Average Energy
Exported per year
 

260 Gigawatts

Greenhouse Gas
Savings per year

280,000 tonnes

APA ownership 

100% - acquired by APA in June 2011

Project commissioned

October 2006

Homes powered

50,000 per year

Number of turbines

48

Rated output per turbine

1.65 Megawatts

Turbine type

Vestas V82

Hub height of turbines

68.5 metres

Length of blade and
blade rotational
speed

41 metres
14.4 metres/second

The Badgingarra wind development site has approvals to build up to 130 MW of installed wind generation capacity. Badgingarra is across the road from Emu Downs and APA has an extensive set of wind monitoring data from the local area, including five years' operating wind generation data from Emu Downs. This data will be used to optimise the design and layout of the wind farm. APA will evaluate latest technology wind turbines before constructing Badgingarra to get the most out of the excellent wind resource in this area.

The potential output of the Badgingarra wind farm is equivalent to the power required for more than 80,000 homes.

 

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