France-based Technip has won a contract from Inpex Corporation to supply a flexible pipe for its Ichthys gas field project off the coast of Australia.
The ‘Supply A Production and Gas Export Lines’ contract includes 3km of smooth bore 10in flexible gas export risers and 3km of 12in production risers.
Technip’s operating centre in Perth will carry out the contract and the flexible risers will be manufactured at the company’s flexible plant in Le Trait, France.
The contract is scheduled to be complete in the first half of 2015.
Gas from the Ichthys field in the Browse Basin, 200km off Western Australia, will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and extract condensate.
The 889km gas export line will transport production from the offshore central processing facility through a subsea pipeline to the onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, which will be at Blaydin Point, Darwin.
The Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas per annum, along with some 100,000 barrels of condensate a day at its peak.
The project is a joint venture between operator Inpex, with a 76% interest, and French firm Total, which holds a 24% interest.
Image: Flexible pipes will be delivered by Technip for its Ichthys gas field project in Australia. Photo: courtesy of Technip.