Sumitomo Metal Industries (Sumitomo Metals) and Sumitomo Corporation have signed a contract on 10th February, 2012 with Ichthys joint venture (INPEX 76% the Operator, Total 24%) for the supply of high strength large diameter welded (UOE) line pipes for the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia and the production of these line pipes is about to start.
For this project, approximately 889km of offshore pipeline will be installed to transport natural gas from the offshore gas-condensate field to the onshore LNG plant in Darwin.
Sumitomo Metals and Sumitomo Corporation will supply 20% of the entire 180km line pipe, weighing approximately 138,200 metric tons.
The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
LNG World News Staff, May 30, 2012; Image: Inpex