INTERNATIONAL water and sanitation specialist Suez’s expansion into the local oil and gas sector has gained further traction with the award of a contract to support Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline Project in the Northern Territory.

Suez notified its intentions to become a contributor in the oil and gas industry when it acquired the well-known, Victoria-headquartered Process Group two years ago.

Using that expertise, Suez has landed an equipment design and supply contract for the Northern Gas Pipeline Project.

The Northern Gas Pipeline Project involves the construction of a 622 km, 12 inch gas transmission pipeline between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Mount Isa in Queensland. In order to meet the East Coast Market sales gas specifications, the Start of Line Compressor Station will be designed with the ability to treat gas from various Northern Territory sources. For this Project, SUEZ will be responsible for the design and manufacture of a complete gas treatment system including cryogenic nitrogen removal technologies for the Phillip Creek Compressor Station.

The SUEZ gas treatment system incorporates innovative nitrogen removal technology not currently installed in the Australian domestic natural gas market in addition to filtration, sweetening (CO2 removal) via an amine system, dehydration using a molecular sieve and a guard-bed for the nitrogen removal unit.

“The acquisition of Process Group in 2014, now SUEZ Oil & Gas Systems, has reinforced our technical expertise and portfolio for the upstream and downstream oil & gas industry,” SUEZ’s Industrial Solutions managing director. Stéphane Boyer said.