Specialist equipment and engineering services provider Sparrows Group secured a three-year contract to deliver fixed crane maintenance and lifting and rigging services for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project in Australia.
Under the agreement, Sparrows will support activities across the Ichthys onshore LNG facility at Bladin Point, the offshore central processing facility Ichthys Explorer and the Ichthys Venturer FPSO.
The scope encompasses maintenance, servicing and inspection of lifting equipment and cranes, the supply of lifting equipment, spare parts and materials and technical and engineering support.
Located approximately 220 kilometers offshore Western Australia, the Ichthys field represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in more than 40 years.
Ichthys LNG project is expected to start production 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.