APA to build new gas pipeline and power station in WA

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by Jessica Amir

APA Group (ASX:APA) is announcing plans to build a new gas pipeline and gas-fired power station in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

The energy infrastructure business says the assets will cost $180 million to build and once up-and-running will supply power to its 50 per cent owned Gruyere Gold Project in WA.

APA will design, build, own and operate the 198 kilometre pipeline and the 45 megawatt power station,



The company also entered into a 15-year transportation agreement, to support its 15-year Electricity Supply Agreement with its joint venture partner, Gold Resources Limited (ASX:GOR).

The pipeline and power station are expected to be commissioned late next year (2018).

Shares in APA Group (ASX:APA) are trading 1.04 per cent lower to $9.53.

 

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 after having worked in financial advising for seven years and in TV journalism for seven years, specialising in finance, equities and analysis. She has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and ex Treasurer Jo Hockey. Jessica has worked as a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business, ABC24 and has also been a regional Channel 7 and 9 TV reporter with Prime7 and Win News.