Kalgoorlie Gas Pipeline APA Compressor Upgrade

UGL Limited

UGL Limited delivered two compressor stations along the Goldfields Gas Pipeline, as part of a larger project to facilitate the transportation of gas to Rio Tinto’s Pilbara mines.

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Fast Facts

Location: Yarraloola, WA and Paraburdoo, WA

Start: November 2012

Peak workforce: 35

Completion: March 2013

Note: This project was undertaken by FormAction, a 100% subsidiary of Ertech Holdings. This business capability is now integrated into Ertech’s service offering.


Ertech was awarded the Kalgoorlie Gas Pipeline APA Compressor Station Upgrades – Yarraloola and Paraburdoo project to provide clearing, earthworks and civil concrete services at both sites. The project required the construction of all in-situ concrete works including:

  • Survey set out
  • Pads
  • Bases
  • Foundations
  • Supports
  • Piers
  • Impermeable sloping surfaces adjacent to the foundations
  • Underground services and associated works


  • The project was undertaken on two remote Pilbara sites
  • These brownfields works were undertaken at an existing live gas facility which remained in full operation. There was a strong focus on permitting and control measures to ensure the works were undertaken safely