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6 November 2015: Ichthys LNG Project completes offshore pipelay

6 November 2015

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project has safely completed the offshore pipelay for its 890 kilometre, 42-inch diameter gas export pipeline that began in June 2014.

It is the longest subsea pipeline in the southern hemisphere and the third longest subsea pipeline in the world.

The gas export pipeline will deliver gas from the Ichthys gas and condensate field to the onshore facilities at Bladin Point near Darwin for processing.

“Completion of the offshore pipelay marks a significant milestone for the project,” Managing Director Ichthys Project 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.”

The pipeline has been installed by Saipem’s SEMAC1 barge and Castorone pipelay vessel from Darwin to the Ichthys field.

INPEX will conduct other necessary work on the pipeline in preparation for operational start-up.


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