Ichthys LNG

Clough has been selected to provide hook-up services for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in the Browse Basin, 220km offshore Western Australia.

Under the contract awarded by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Clough will provide services including the preparation and execution of offshore hook-up and assistance to commissioning.

As part of the work, engineering and technical teams will be mobilised to the DSME fabrication yard located in Geoje, Korea, prior to moving offshore in the Browse Basin.

The 336m-long Ichthys FPSO is a permanently moored and weather-vaning vessel and has the capacity to hold over one million barrels of condensate.

Clough is wholly owned subsidiary within the Murray & Roberts Group. Group chief executive Henry Laas said: "This is the second hook-up contract awarded to Clough for the Ichthys LNG project, with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) awarding a similar contract earlier this year.

"The 336m-long Ichthys FPSO has the capacity to hold more than one million barrels of condensate."

"This award firmly establishes Clough as the leader in the provision of hook-up services to the oil and gas sector."

Clough’s office in Perth will execute project management, with the technical support of the company’s Korean joint venture CloughCoens.

Inpex operates the Ichthys LNG project with a 62.25% interest in collaboration with Total (30%), CPC (2.625%), Tokyo Gas (1.575%), Osaka Gas (1.2%), Kansai Electric (1.2%), Chubu Electric Power (0.735%) and Toho Gas (0.42%).

Separately, Clough has been selected to provide engineering services for Woodside’s development planning, production and brownfields projects groups.

Under the contract, it will provide services including concept and feasibility studies, front end engineering design, engineering assessment and review.

Other services include detailed engineering and production support across all of Woodside’s producing assets located both onshore and offshore.


Image: Samsung Heavy Industries is constructing the Ichthys LNG Project’s central processing facility in Geoje, South Korea. Photo: courtesy of Inpex.