Redline Plumbing, an Aboriginal-owned business, has snatched its 25th scope of work at the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG export project near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.
The latest contract involves removing concrete structures and restoring an area on the site where Redline initially carried out detailed excavations several years ago, Inpex said in its latest report.
JKC Australian industry participation manager Michael Cain reminded that Redline’s first engagement was helping build the Manigurr-ma Village accommodation facility in 2013.
Japanese oil and gas explorer and operator Inpex pushed back the start-up date of its project once more at the end of March.
Inpex then noted the project’s central processing facility (CPF) would complete trial operations in April-May, and start gas production, after which the project will begin the production and shipment of condensate, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in sequence.
Once the production starts up, the $37 billion Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG at peak annually, with up to 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
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.
LNG World News Staff