Large scale mobile pipeline begins operations in Western Australia
Bulk compressed natural gas is now being transported to a remote iron ore mine in Western Australia by a quad road train transport truck. IMW manufactured and installed the decompression facility (daughter station) as part of the mine’s mobile pipeline. Here the CNG is received for use at the mine’s remote power station.
Mobile pipelines of this nature are built to efficiently supply natural gas fuel to remote mine sites and other remote operations where building a traditional pipeline would not be feasible.
The mine’s power station will now use CNG instead of diesel. The CNG will offset the 300,000 litres of diesel fuel it uses per day. Because natural gas is a cleaner fuel than diesel, the mine will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions significantly.