CC Channel and Slope protection at a Compression Station in Wallumbilla, Australia

28 January 2019

In January 2018, Concrete Canvas (CC) GCCM* was used to provide a channel and slope lining solution at a compression station in Wallumbilla, Queensland, Australia. The aim of the project was to provide erosion and scour protection.

Between the Surat Basin and Curtis Island in Wallumbilla, Queensland, there are a number of compression stations which aid in the transfer natural gas via huge pipelines. While being transported through a gas pipeline, natural gas needs to be constantly pressurised, which occurs at these stations. These stations are generally remote and unmanned.

The infrastructure and site required long term, maintenance free solutions that were both cost effective with excellent erosion and water management characteristics. On this particular site, erosion control was a significant component of the brief, both on the cut slopes and within the drainage channels. To prevent vegetation growth and to handle the erosive forces of a heavy rainfall event, CC was the specified option to line the slopes and drainage channel.

Find out more about this installation here.