Safety solutions provider, HIMA, signed a long term service contract with INPEX to manage the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems at the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia.
HIMA has been taking part on the Ichthys LNG Project since 2009 and supplied the safety instrumented system, fire and gas systems, emergency shutdown and high-integrity pressure protection system.
HIMA will supply parts and services to ensure that the safety system is permanently operating at its optimum.
Located 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia, the Ichthys field is situated on block WA-285-P in the Browse Basin, Timor Sea. This gas and condensate field represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in 40 years and the project is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world, involving some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry.
The Ichthys LNG Project is a Joint Venture between INPEX group companies (operator), major partner Total, CPC Corporation Taiwan and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, JERA and Toho Gas.
The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG will able to produce up to 8.9 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG at peak annually, with up to 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
INPEX’s Graham Ison, Operations Principal Instrument and Control Engineer, commented: “As we get closer to the plant start up and into the operational phase, we have signed a long term service contract with HIMA to support the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems across Ichthys LNG. This contract is important to us as we look forward to safe, reliable and efficient operations.”