The central processing facility (CPF) of the Ichthys LNG project, Ichthys Explorer, has left its construction site in Geoje, South Korea, and is now en route to the Ichthys field, offshore Western Australia.
Inpex Corp. confirmed that the Ichthys Explorer will be towed to the Ichthys Field over a period of approximately one and a half months, after which it is scheduled to undergo hook-up.
The facility will then separate and process the produce lifted from subsea production wells into gases and liquids over 40 years of continuous operation.
The Ichthys Venturer, the project’s floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, is also scheduled to be towed to the Ichthys Field and undergo hook-up.
Inpex said that it will continue to proceed with construction work on the onshore natural gas liquefaction plant outside of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Following the arrival of the CPF and the FPSO, installation and commissioning work will be undertaken and production from wellheads will commence.
The Ichthys LNG project will begin production of condensate, LNG and LPG and in sequence during the current fiscal year.
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