Clough Win World’s Biggest Offshore Hookup

Published at 08:52AM - 27/01/16

Clough win world’s biggest offshore hookup, after Samsung Heavy Industries award them the contract for giant Ichthys offshore LNG project.

Australian based Clough announced the contract award Wednesday 27th, saying: “This contract award sees this investment come to fruition and firmly establishes Clough as a leader in hook-up services.”

Clough Win World’s Biggest Offshore Hookup

The contract will see Clough work on INPEX’s giant Ichthys LNG project ‘Central Processing Facility’ (CPF), a semisubmersible that will become the worlds largest once complete, and the main offshore asset in the Ichthys development.

Clough will send engineers to Samsung’s yard in Korea to start on preparation works prior to the platform’s sail-away.

Once in position, 124 miles (200km) offshore Australia, Clough have been tasked with completing the platform’s hookup and supplying technicians to asset with commissioning.

Work will be managed through the company’s Perth head quarters, and is due to start during the first quarter of 2016.

Commenting on the contract Clough’s CEO, Kevin Gallagher, said:  “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.”

“I am particularly delighted to continue to build on our strong relationship with INPEX on the Ichthys LNG Project, where Clough and our partners have delivered the LNG Jetty and Module Offloading Facility contracts and are executing the Integrated Project Management Services contract.”

“We are focussed on supporting INPEX and their joint venture partners through the final stages of the Ichthys LNG Project.”

Ichthys LNG

The giant Ichthys LNG project is operated by Japanese based INPEX. It is the company’s largest project to date, with a total investment of around US$34 billion.

The development consists of the ‘Central Processing Facility’ (CPF), the main offshore semisubmersible platform; a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel; an onshore processing facility; and a 890km subsea pipeline linking both areas.


The Ichthys CPF Float Off In Korea

The subsea pipeline is noted at the longest in the southern hemisphere and the third longest in the world.

Ichthys is expected to produce approximately 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per year and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per year.

The firm has also stated that Ichthys will produce in the region of 100,000 barrels of condensate per day.