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CEO's Update May 2018
The Energy Pipelines CRC team has continued to work over May to deliver key outcomes of research projects as well as work on new project proposals that will see the Energy Pipelines through to the middle of next year.
The Board and Management also reaffirmed the importance of celebrating the legacy of the Energy Pipelines CRC over the next 12 months. Through collaboration, all involved with the Energy Pipelines CRC have made a large impact on the operations of the Australian Pipeline industry and should be recognised wherever possible.
The first of these opportunities will be next APGA RSC/Energy Pipelines CRC Research Seminar to take place on Wednesday 27th June in Sydney. We have developed a broad program for this event that provides updates on current research projects as well as those coming to conclusion. This event is open to all members of APGA RSC member companies as well as Energy Pipelines CRC research participants and I encourage you to attend. A program for this event is available inside this newsletter. Members of the APGA Young Pipeliners Forum are more than welcome to attend this Seminar. APGA will also be hosting their annual RSC “lessons learnt” dinner following this event.
We are completing preparations for the final Energy Pipelines CRC Research Conference that will take place in 9th -10th July this year in Geelong. In addition to professional development opportunities, there will be presentations on the various perspectives of participants both actively engaged with the CRC as well as those more familiar with the broader CRC program.
The objective is to celebrate the legacy of the Energy Pipelines CRC. The program for this event will be out very shortly. A special celebratory dinner will be held on the Monday evening for all attendees.
Next week I will be speaking at the annual Energy Networks Australia Conference in Sydney. I am excited for this opportunity to present on the value and merit of the Energy Pipelines CRC beyond our own pipeline community. Energy Networks Australia is one of the participants in the new Future Fuels CRC and this is an opportunity to highlight the opportunities that lay ahead in such future collaborations.
Finally, I’m delighted to congratulate Susan Jaques who was recently awarded a Meritorious Contribution Award by Standards Australia. Susan’s work and oversight of the ME38 Standards committees that prepare the updates for AS2885 is instrumental to the ongoing effectiveness of this important part of the Australian pipeline community.
The successful announcement of the Future Fuels CRC is not the end of the Energy Pipelines CRC. With over a year of Commonwealth funding remaining, the Energy Pipelines CRC team remain committed to the mission of supporting industry to deliver safer, more efficient and reliable pipelines to meet Australia’s growing energy needs. This will remain the case until mid to late 2019.