Esso Australia is building a Gas Conditioning Plant at its existing Longford facilities near Sale in south-eastern Victoria. It is being constructed on private land already occupied by the company, zoned for industrial use and adjacent to the existing Longford facilities.
The Gas Conditioning Plant will process gas associated with the largest domestic gas development on Australia’s eastern seaboard, the multi-billion dollar Kipper Tuna Turrum (KTT) Project.
It is an important project for the Gippsland region in particular, creating in excess of 400 construction jobs as well as delivering other indirect employment opportunities.
Esso has a strong record of supporting local contractors and suppliers in the region and has utilised local expertise in helping to deliver the project, with local suppliers providing millions of dollars' worth of goods and services..
In addition to the direct economic benefits, the Gas Conditioning Plant will help to underpin east Australia’s energy future ensuring a supply of cleaner burning natural gas for future generations. Natural gas has the potential to significantly reduce emissions because it emits up to 60 percent less CO2 than coal when used for electricity generation (The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 – ExxonMobil).
The Gas Conditioning Plant has been designed in an environmentally responsible manner in accordance with applicable Acts, Regulations and Policies, as well as company global best practices.
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Key approvals have been obtained to enable construction activities to progress.
Esso has awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EP&C) contract, to build the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant to CBI Constructors Pty Ltd (CBI). Construction employment opportunities for the Gas Conditioning Plant will be managed by CBI using traditional media and recruitment processes – see CBI Longford GCP Recruitment website. All other enquiries to CBI should be forwarded to LongfordGCP@cbi.com
Construction on the Gas Conditioning Plant began in December 2013. The facility is expected to be operational in 2016.
The Gas Conditioning Plant Project is being developed at our existing Longford facilities to process gas associated with Kipper Tuna Turrum.
Latest information about the construction of the Gas Conditioning Plant, outlining progress to date and highlighting key upcoming activities.
The Gas Conditioning Plant is being developed by Esso Australia as part of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture in which Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (EARPL) and BHP Billiton Petroleum (Bass Strait) Pty Ltd each have a 50 percent interest. The Turrum and Tuna developments are also part of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture. The Kipper joint venture participants are Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (32.5% and Operator), BHP Billiton Petroleum (Bass Strait) Pty Ltd (32.5%) and Santos Limited (35%).