Technip has received a €210m contract to provide offshore commissioning services for the Ichthys LNG project, located in the Browse Basin, Western Australia.
The contract will be delivered for Inpex, the operator of the project, which holds a 72% interest, and implemented by Technip's operating centre in Perth, Australia.
Under the terms of the contract, Technip will work on all activities related to the preparation and execution of the offshore commissioning for the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit and the central processing facility.
Completion is slated for the fourth quarter of 2016, when the project first delivers gas.
Technip executive vice president and COO Onshore / Offshore Philippe Barril said the company's team of FPSO and semi-submersible experts have practiced on similar projects in Perth.
"Their involvement will ensure the success of this cornerstone project as we grow our hook-up and commissioning offering for the Australian market," said Barril.
The company also received a contract in June 2012 to provide engineering and procurement assistance for the topsides facilities of the FPSO unit. In April 2012, the company received a contract to supply flexible pipes for the project.
The Ichthys LNG Project is a joint venture between INPEX and Total, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric and Toho Gas.
Gas from the Ichthys field project will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and extract condensate. It will then be exported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin, through an 889km subsea pipeline.
The project will produce 8.4 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG a year, and will have a peak rate of 100,000 barrels of condensate a day, said Technip.
Image: Technip executive vice president and COO Onshore / Offshore Philippe Barril. Photo courtesy of: Technip.