The Ichthys LNG Project’s 336-metre long FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading facility) named Ichthys Venturer, has moored in the Ichthys Field, 220 kilometres off the north coast of Western Australia.
Managing Director Ichthys Project, Louis Bon said: “The safe and efficient mooring of the Ichthys Venturer in the 250-metre deep waters of the Ichthys Field heralds another successful milestone for the INPEXoperated Ichthys LNG Project.
“Completing the complex operation of connecting 21 pre-installed mooring chains, weighing more than 15,000 tonnes, from the seabed to the FPSO is testament to the well-coordinated work of our personnel, including contractors and subcontractors from around the globe.”
The FPSO has been designed to process and store most of the condensate delivered from the Ichthys LNG Project’s central processing facility, Ichthys Explorer, before periodically offloading it to carriers for export to market.
The Ichthys Venturer is moored 3.5 kilometres away from its sister offshore facility, Ichthys Explorer, and together they represent some of the largest and most advanced offshore facilities in the world.
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