OEG Offshore has secured a 5-year rental contract for the supply of offshore cargo units and helifuel tanks to support hook-up, commissioning and future production from the Inpex-led Ichthys LNG project.
The contract that will see OEG deliver DNV 2.7-1 cargo units and Jet A-1 fuel tanks is estimated to be worth A$3 million (Approx: US$2.27 million).
The offshore cargo units will be deployed on the new Ichthys LNG project’s central processing facility (CFP) and the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, both to be permanently moored in the Browse Basin for the life of the project.
The US$34 billion project recently named the two offshore facilities at their respective construction yards in South Korea.
The project’s central processing facility, being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard has been named Ichthys Explorer, while the FPSO, being constructed at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard has been named Ichthys Venturer.
At 130 meters by 120 meters, the Ichthys Explorer is the world’s largest semi-submersible platform. It will receive well fluids from a subsea gas gathering system, located at a water depth of approximately 250 meters, within the Ichthys gas-condensate field.
Most liquids will be transferred from the Ichthys Explorer to the 336 metre-long Ichthys Venturer for offshore processing and condensate offloading, Inpex said at the naming ceremony.
890 kilometers long pipeline will link the Ichthys Explorer to the onshore facilities where LNG production is expected to start by the third quarter of 2017, and is set to have an annual LNG production capacity 8.9 mtpa.
The project is a joint venture between Inpex, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.
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LNG World News Staff