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Natural gas – a critical contributor to Australia

Thu, 26 November 2015

The Australian Power Generation Technology Report issued today further highlights the need for Australia to resolve the challenge of continuing to provide sufficient gas to the domestic market, APGA said today. “Natural gas is an important part of our economy – not only for power generation, but also as an input for manufacturing,” APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. “It…


Pipeliners develop innovative responses to complex workforce challenges

Tue, 24 November 2015

APGA is leading the world in providing opportunities for young people to learn new skills and, importantly, to encourage them to stay in the pipeline industry. Like other industries, Australia’s pipeline industry is faced with the twin challenges of retiring expertise and lower levels of engagement among newer recruits, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today. In an address to…

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New pipeline development good for industry and economy

Tue, 17 November 2015

A gas pipeline linking the Northern Territory to the eastern States’ gas market will provide long-term benefits to the economy as well as a shorter-term boost to economic activity in the construction industry. The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomes today’s announcement from the NT Government and congratulates winning bidder, Jemena. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright welcomed the NT Government’s…

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Competency standards open for industry review

Fri, 30 October 2015

APGA has issued another batch of its draft Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards for the industry to review. The competency standards create a framework to enable understanding, assessment and documentation of competency for pipeline engineers and are developed by panels of industry experts. Our expert panels have done their work and now it’s time to seek the views of the pipeline…

Shaun Reardon, New President, APGA

New president and board members

Wed, 21 October 2015

APGA has a new president and two new board members. Jemena Executive General Manager Strategy, Regulation and Markets, Shaun Reardon has become president, taking over from Fyfe’s Mark Dayman whose two-year term ended. Shaun was previously Vice-President. Mark will stay on the Board as Immediate Past President. CNC Project Management Managing Director Dave Maloney will become Vice President and Tony…

Jeff Shepherd

Inaugural award honours namesake

Tue, 20 October 2015

McDonnell Dowell executive Mark Barrows has won the inaugural APGA Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award. The award – established to honour its namesake who was an inspirational figure in the pipeline construction industry for more than four decades – was presented to Mark at the 2015 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition. APGA President Mark Dayman said the award recognised excellence…

Richard McDonough

Contributions to pipeline industry recognised

Mon, 19 October 2015

A lifetime contribution and the achievement of a young pipeliner were recognised today at the 2015 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition. GPA Engineering Senior Project Engineer Richard McDonough has been announced as the winner of the 2015 APGA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry. APGA President Mark Dayman, said the award was a fitting recognition for a…

Safety Award

Fast feedback a winner

Mon, 19 October 2015

An app that enables a quick check of workers’ mental health and provides a portal for them to access information and services has won the APGA Annual Safety Award for 2015. The Mental Health and Well-Being App – Fast Feedback, developed by Murphy Pipe and Civil, was chosen from a field of eight high quality nominations. “The Murphy Pipe &…

Environment award

Front foot earns award

Mon, 19 October 2015

A program focused on managing fauna during the APA Eastern Goldfields Pipeline Project has won the APGA 2015 Environment Award. The Spiecapag Lucas joint venture earned the award for its Front Foot Package. In announcing the award at the APGA Annual Convention APGA President Mark Dayman said it was good to see that the award, first made in 2012, ha…

Laurie Lawrence

Inspirational opening to APGA Convention

Mon, 19 October 2015

The 2015 APGA Convention got off to a great start with an inspirational keynote address from Olympic and World Champion swim coach Laurie Lawrence. Hundreds of delegates were enthralled by the address which followed the opening address from Queensland Deputy Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek who is also the local member for Surfers Paradise. In his welcome address, APGA President Mark…

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