Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project is nearing its target of first production in 2016.
At the centre of the project’s offshore development will be the large, floating central processing facility being built by Samsung Heavy Industries.
The CPF is a column-stabilised, offshore semi-submersible production unit supporting hydrocarbon processing systems and utilities, as well as living quarters for about 200 people.
The following video is a timelapse of the construction progress of the CPF.
Once constructed, the facility will be towed about 6,000 kilometres to the Ichthys field in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Inpex