Wärtsilä Moss AS has won a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME) to supply inert gas generator (IGG) units to a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project in the Browse Basin, approximately 200km off western Australia.
The vessel is due for delivery in April 2016; it will comply with strict Australian environmental standards and has a projected lifespan of 40 years. The Ichthys Project is the largest oil and gas development in the Northern Territory and will deliver significant social and economic benefits to Australia.
Wärtsilä Moss’ scope of supply is two identical IGG Skids for installation in a hazardous area, to prevent risk of explosion, forming part of the topside module with pressure vacuum (PV) Breakers and control systems as loose supply for installation by the South Korean shipyard.
The IGG units for the Ichthys project are installed to serve the primary operation of the FPSO, to transfer condensate to tankers for delivery to markets. The topside modules are surface installations which allow the drilling and/or production and/or processing of offshore hydrocarbons.
Press Release, October 16, 2012; Image: hamworthy