SHI Bags Inpex Contract for Gas Processing Facility Off Australia
South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said today it has received a letter of agreement from Inpex to build an offshore gas processing facility for around US$2.26 billion.
Work on the 100,000-tonne facility will begin in 2013 and the structure will have 110 metres (361 feet) both in height and width when delivered by the end of 2015.
The facility will be deployed in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia.
Inpex is seeking to explore the Ichthys gasfield in a joint venture with French energy firm Total.
The gas will be transported from the processing facility through a subsea pipeline more than 885 kilometres to the onshore LNG processing plant proposed for Blaydin Point on Middle Arm Peninsula, Darwin, Northern Territory.
LNG World News Staff, January 16, 2012; Image: SHI