Kongsberg Clinches $10M Contract from Saipem for Ichthys LNG Project Off WA

Norway's Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (Kongsberg) reported Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract, worth $10 million (NOK 80 million), by Saipem for delivery of subsea structures for the gas export pipeline project of the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project in permit WA-285-P offshore Western Australia.

The Ichthys Field is located about 137 miles (220 kilometers) offshore Western Australia and 509 miles (820 kilometers) southwest of Darwin. The subsea pipeline is 548 miles (882 kilometers) long and continues 4 miles (7 kilometers) onshore to the liquefaction facilities being constructed at Bladin Point near Darwin.

The scope of work involves Adjustable Pipe Support structures (APS) to the pipeline. The APS’s will support the pipeline and bring it to the required height and orientation at the end termination. Kongsberg will do Engineering, Procurement and Construction and delivery while Saipem will do the installation. The construction is being undertaken in Henderson, Western Australia.

The design has commenced in January and the APS will be tested and ready for installation by the end of July.

“We are delighted to win this contract”, Pal Helsing, president of Kongsberg Oil & Gas, says. “We are really looking forward to work with Saipem on this project. The contract is important for us in the Australian market and it shows that our solutions fit very well into the conditions and challenges offshore Australia”, Helsing said.

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