Clough nets Ichthys CPF hook-up work

Clough announced on Wednesday that Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (SHI) has awarded a contract for hook-up services on the Ichthys LNG Project Central Processing Facility (CPF).

The Ichthys CPF will become the world’s largest semi-submersible platform with a topsides weight of 70,000 tonnes.

According to the company, the scope of work includes the preparation and execution of offshore hook-up activities and assistance to commissioning. Work will start in the first quarter of 2016 with the mobilization of engineering and technical teams to the SHI fabrication yard located in Geoje, Korea before moving offshore in the Browse Basin, 200 km off the northern coastline of Western Australia.

Project management will be executed from Clough’s office in Perth with the technical support of Clough’s Korean joint venture, CloughCoens.

Clough’s CEO and Managing Director Kevin Gallagher commented: “Since early 2012 Clough has invested heavily in developing our hook-up capability and implementing key productivity tools and processes to reduce cost and deliver greater certainty of project outcome for our clients. This contract award sees this investment come to fruition and firmly establishes Clough as a leader in hook-up services.”

The Ichthys LNG Project is a joint venture operated by INPEX in partnership with Total, CPC Corporation Taiwan and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.