Port Kembla Gas Terminal Stage 1 – Demolition and Bulk Excavation

Project Description

The Port Kembla Gas Terminal (PKGT) involves the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Port Kembla, NSW. The project is the first of its kind in NSW and will provide a simple and flexible solution to the State’s gas supply challenges. The total construction value is in circa $250M, with gas delivery scheduled for 2022.The project involves demolition of the old wharf, construction of a new ship berth, dredging of 600,000m3 of sediments and their placement in a containment cell constructed across the harbour of Port Kembla, and construction of a new gas pipeline and on shore receiving facility.

Providing on-site & on-water environmental expertise, RARE Environmental (RARE) has mobilized a fulltime site-based team to ensure compliance on this Critical State Significant Infrastructure project. In addition to the usual cradle-to-grave material tracking expected on all major projects, RARE has now set up a real time air and automated water quality monitoring buoy network across one of NSW’s largest industrial ports.

With our AMSA surveyed vessel and commercially licensed operators, we can navigate the port at will to give our client a hands-off solution.

As Stage 1 nears completion and given our involvement with the numerous stakeholders of the project such as Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), NSW Ports, the NSW EPA accredited Site Auditor and the Port Authority of NSW, RARE has been engaged to continue to provide our services through Stage 2 and beyond. RARE understands that compliance management during construction will be critical to achieve construction program and gas delivery.