Wadeye to Ban Ban Springs, NT
During 2008 Monsta Cranes and its operator personnel where sub-contracted to provide wet hire crane lifting and rigging services to construct the Bonaparte Gas Pipeline through some of Australia's most remote and challenging country, completing the works ahead of schedule.
The pipeline came to fruition after the Northern Territory Governments Power & Water Corporation (PWC) and Blacktip operator ENI Australia signed a gas supply deal to meet the NT's long-term power requirements from 2009. At the time, the utility said the Blacktip field's 1.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas should be able to meet PWC's additional gas supply needs for at least 22 years.
Negotiations commenced soon after between Australian Pipeline Trust (APA) in December 2006 and the Northern Territory Governments Power & Water Corporation to connect into the existing Amadeus gas pipeline. APA awarded the pipeline construction contract to Lucas who in turn sub-contracted Monsta Cranes. Capable of delivering about 30 petajoules per year, the 275km pipeline now runs from the onshore gas plant at Wadeye to the Amadeus Basin to Darwin Pipeline at Ban Ban Springs near Adelaide River.