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Fugro lands major Ichthys contract

Fugro lands major Ichthys contract

Fugro has been awarded the contract for subsea services on the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG facilities in the Browse Basin, 220 km offshore Western Australia.

The five-year contract encompasses field operations support, inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services, with options to extend.

“We are pleased to have secured this long term contract, supporting vessel utilisation in the current challenging oil and gas market,” said Fugro Divisional Director Marine Mark Heine.

“This IRM contract fits well within our asset integrity business line, which centres around inspection and monitoring services, supporting optimal utilisation and longevity of our clients’ infrastructure.”

Fugro will provide all services through its office in Perth.

The work will be performed under Fugro’s QHSE system, which is in accordance with industry leading QHSE and operational standards.

In further contract news, Solstad Offshore has been awarded a subcontract with McDermott International for the provision of Light Construction Vessel Services associated with the Ichthys Gas Field Development Project.

Construction service vessel (CSV) Normand Reach will assist McDermott’s main construction vessel in FPSO hook-up, subsea activities, pre-commissioning and survey scopes in 2017.

The Ichthys LNG Project comprises an onshore LNG processing plant, offshore processing facilities, condensate storage, a 500 MW combined-cycle power plant and an 889 km, 1,050 mm diameter offshore pipeline.

Joint venture interests in the project are INPEX (63.445 per cent), TOTAL (30 per cent), CPC (2.625 per cent), Tokyo Gas (1.575 per cent), Osaka Gas (1.2 per cent), Chubu Electric (0.735 per cent) and Toho Gas (0.420 per cent).