Dampier Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) is the operator of the privately owned Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, Western Australia’s most important piece of energy infrastructure. DBP does not produce, buy, sell or trade gas. Rather it transports it from the domestic gas producing plants on the Pilbara Coast to demand centres in the Pilbara and South West of the State.
As WA’s key gas transmission pipeline, the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline stretches almost 1600 kilometres, linking the gas fields located in the Carnarvon Basin off the Pilbara coast directly to mining, industrial, commercial customers and via other distribution networks to residential customers.
While our principle role is the safe and reliable operatorship of the DBNGP, our expertise extends far beyond this. DBP is an experienced pipeline maintenance and integrity management operator, spending in excess of 112,000 hours on planned maintenance each year.
The pipeline has been in continuous operation since 1984, and has a remaining life of at least 50 years. The system consists of 27 turbine/compressor units located at 10 sites, which essentially push the gas through the length of the pipeline. The pipeline system has operated at 99% efficiency for the past 10 years.
DBP also provides design, project management and construction services to companies wishing to connect to the DBNGP for pipeline laterals, inlet connections and metering stations. In many cases, DBP is also chosen to provide ongoing maintenance and integrity services.