Australia: Inpex Wins Biosecurity Award

Inpex, the operator of the Ichthys LNG project in Australia, has received the biosecurity award from the Department of Agriculture.

Inpex has demonstrated its commitment to Australia’s biosecurity integrity by ensuring its contractors adhere to biosecurity requirements and, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, develop biosecurity management plans. The Ichthys LNG Project has made this a contractual requirement. The biosecurity management plans outline the efforts and measures the contractors will put in place to reduce or eliminate biosecurity risk material contamination on equipment, before and during importation to Australia. Projects that use biosecurity management plans have demonstrated a reduction in biosecurity risk material contamination on imported equipment,” a statement from the Department of Agriculture said.

To assist its contractors to identify biosecurity risk before importing their equipment into Australia, INPEX developed an online biosecurity risk assessment tool. The tool identifies key biosecurity risks, and provides information and images of any biosecurity risks that may be present throughout their entire supply chain, from manufacturing overseas to delivery in Australia. The work done by INPEX on the Ichthys LNG Project means the Department of Agriculture can be more confident that consignments for the project will be compliant with Australia’s biosecurity requirements. This will allow the department to target its resources at higher risk activities,” the statement added.

LNG World News Staff, March 14, 2014; Image: Inpex

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