Port Kembla Gas Terminal

Project Description

The Port Kembla Gas Terminal involves the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Port Kembla, NSW. The Project will be 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 construction of a ship berth using a Diaphragm Wall, dredging of 600,000m3 of sediment from the berth and placement in a containment cell constructed in the outer harbour of Port Kembla, and construction of a new gas pipeline and on shore receiving facility.

RARE Environmental was engaged by the Spiecapag Soletanche Bachy Joint Venture (SCSB JV) at tender stage, and assisted in documenting the environmental impacts of the successful alternative construction approach. Subsequently RARE has been retained to:

Develop Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and several specialist sub plans. Sub-plans included:

  • Water Quality Monitoring Plan (WQMP)
  • Air Quality Monitorng Plan (AQMP)
  • Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP)
  • Spoil and Waste Management Plan (SWMP)
  • Acid Sulphate Soil Managemnt Plan (ASSMP)
  • Flora and Fauna Management Plan (FFMP)

Several plans were subject to review and approval by Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), NSW Ports, the NSW EPA accredited Site Auditor and numerous stakeholders.
RARE is scheduled to implement the CEMP and Sub-plans, including management of an automated water quality monitoring buoy network, marine based water sampling and spoil management. The project has been approved by the Department of Planning Industry and Environment as Critical State Significant Infrastructure, and compliance management during construction will be critical to achieve construction program and gas delivery.