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INPEX locks in Saipem for Ichthys

Saipem has been awarded a services contract for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquified gas (LNG) energy development offshore Western Australia.

As part of the contract, the company will install the conduct booster compression module (BCM) onto the Ichthys Explorer central processing facility, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

The scope of work also comprises the BCM front end engineering and design (FEED) services and includes the option to provide a lump sum price to execute the full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) scope from detailed designs through to fabrication and load out.

Gianalberto Secchi, Saipem Offshore’s area manager for the North Pacific and Indian Ocean, said the contract furthers Saipem’s sustainable presence during this strategic market.

Earlier this month McDermott International was awarded a contract to provide FEED services for Ichthys.

The contract is for a BCM FEED with optional EPC for the project.

The BCM will be added to the Ichthys LNG offshore central processing facility.

McDermott’s senior vice president for Asia Pacific Ian Prescott said the contract award illustrates the company’s continued expertise in complex offshore EPC.

“Our work to date demonstrates our qualifications to deliver smart solutions in challenging environments—and to the highest safety and technical standards,” Prescott said.

The company is also undertaking umbilicals, risers and flowlines (URF) as part of an expansion of the existing Ichthys LNG facilities.

Engineering will be completed in McDermott’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

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