Ichthys pipeline completedProjects and Operations // November 9, 2015
Inpex and Total completed the 890km pipelay for the $US37.4 billion (US$51.8 billion) Ichthys LNG project. The Japanese energy giant, which operates Ichthys, announced the milestone earlier this month, marking the end of a 17-month process carried out by Saipem’s SEMAC1 barge and Castorone pipelay vessel.
The Ichthys pipeline, the third-longest of its kind in the world, links the Browse Basin gas-condensate fields with the LNG processing plant at Bladin Point, near Darwin.
“Completion of the offshore pipelay marks a significant milestone for the project," Ichthys project managing director Louis Bon said. “It means we are one step closer to physically connecting our onshore plant near Darwin to the Ichthys field where our offshore facilities will be permanently moored for the 40-year life of the project.”