Kentz Wins More Ichthys LNG Work
Kentz Corporation, the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group, announced the award of an AUS$615m (US$570m) contract to it’s Australian subsidiary for the Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) construction packages for the Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities in Darwin, Australia.
This contract was awarded by JKC Australia LNG, a joint venture between JGC Corporation, KBR and Chiyoda Corporation. JKC is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Ichthys LNG Project’s onshore facilities, including the gas processing plant at Blaydin Point.
The contract, for which site preparation work will commence in August 2014, has a duration of 30 months and will provide more than 1,200 jobs for construction personnel. The contract scope includes the provision of services for site wide E&I installation on a unit rate re-measurable basis for the two process trains and utilities, and additional pre-commissioning and commissioning expertise.
The Ichthys LNG Project is a Joint Venture between Inpex group companies (the Operator), major partner Total and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas. It is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
Michael Murphy, Group President Construction and TSS of Kentz, commented: “It is extremely pleasing to secure a further major construction contract on the Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities; in this instance for the E&I construction contract. This adds to the recently awarded structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) contract, the temporary telecoms package that our EPC business unit is now completing, and the underground electrical and instrumentation construction contract.”
Press Release, April 7, 2014; Image: Inpex