Ventia's Gas business is building its reputation with key clients in Victoria and South Australia through the successful delivery of gas mains and services and gas renewal projects. This has led to the recent award of three new contracts by APA Group (APA) and Multinet Gas.

APA Group

Based on Ventia's consistent, quality and safe delivery of services, APA has awarded Ventia a new five-year Mains and Services contract, commenced on 1 January 2020. APA is responsible for the provision of gas to South Australian homes and businesses.

Operating from Ventia's facility in the Adelaide suburb of Wingfield, 
our team has been delivering a gas Mains and Services contract since January 2018.  

The team delivers approximately 4,500 new service connections each year in Adelaide's northern suburbs. The high volume of new customer connections, service transfers and alterations are daily challenges the team overcomes as they manage people, resources and logistics to deliver service excellence. 

This team has also been providing gas main replacement services for APA since late 2017. APA has extended the existing panel arrangement for this work for a further two years to December 2021. 

Since late 2017, Ventia has replaced approximately 130 kilometres of gas mains in Adelaide's northern suburbs and CBD. Once a new network main is constructed, the team is then responsible for transferring, and often renewing, all gas services to domestic and business customers.
Ventia General Manager Infrastructure Maintenance Clive Ross notes that the gas mains replacements are often in built up areas with heritage, residential, business and council stakeholders and traffic management adding complexity to the task.

"I am proud to say that throughout our contract with APA to date, the Ventia team has honed their skills and expertise, in partnership with our strong subcontractor base, to be one of the leading gas mains replacement specialists in SA," Clive says  

In 2020, the Ventia team in Adelaide will deliver in excess of 40 kilometres of mains replacement in Adelaide's north for APA.

Multinet Gas: Capital Works Panel

In Melbourne, our Gas business has succeeded in winning numerous new gas mains replacement projects for client Multinet Gas - amounting to approximately 30 kilometres - to deliver in 2020. This number will add to the 120 kilometres already delivered for Multinet Gas over the past two years.

In Victoria, Multinet Gas distributes natural gas to 700,000 customers throughout Melbourne's inner and outer east, the Yarra Ranges and South Gippsland.

The gas main replacement projects for both APA and Multinet Gas form part of a national gas infrastructure replacement scheme. Gas networks across Australia have a high proportion of ageing infrastructure assets that are at their end of life. 

Works involve the replacement of old cast iron and ageing PVC and PE infrastructure networks with a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) network, using either traditional open cut construction or, in many instances, the new HDPE pipeline is inserted within the existing gas network infrastructure.