Stolway has secured a contract to supply custom-engineered IECEx certified drinking water systems for use on the INPEX Ichthys Venturer FPSO.
The order for the custom-built high specification Zone 1 hazardous area rated IECEX certified units is being built to INPEX’s specific requirements and for the environmental conditions of the FPSO operating on the Browse Field located about 220 kilometers off the Western Australian coast.
The units will be supplied from Stolway’s head office facility in Wollongong, NSW Australia and once complete, will be installed at key locations on the FPSO.
Key design features of the units are:
INPEX Ichthys Project
The Ichthys LNG project includes 50 subsea production wells, a permanently moored semi-submersible central processing facility (CPF), and a floating, production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) for offshore processing of condensates. The onshore facilities include an LNG terminal at Bladin Point near Darwin, and an 890km of gas export pipeline connecting the onshore and offshore facilities. The Ichthys gas field is a natural gas field located in the Timor Sea, off the North western coast of Australia. The field is located 220 km offshore Western Australia and 820 km southwest of Darwin, with an average water depth of approximately 250 metres.
It was discovered in 2000 and developed by INPEX in partnership with Total, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power, Toho Gas, Kansai Electric Power and CPC. The FPSO, the Ichthys Venturer, is 336m long and can hold 1.12 million barrels of crude oil. It is designed to last 40 years, much longer than a typical FPSO, which is vital due to the need to ensure liquids are removed from the gas trunkline to the Bladin point LNG plant.