Ichthys Venturer en route to Browse Basin Martin Kovacs, 19 Jul 2017

Inpex has advised that the Ichthys project’s FPSO, the Ichthys Venturer, has sailed from waters near its construction site in Okpo, South Korea, en route to Australia, following the completion of commissioning and preparation work.

Inpex advised that the 5,600 km voyage will take approximately one month to complete, with the Ichthys Venturer on its way to the Western Australian Browse Basin.

“The sail away of the massive Ichthys Venturer marks another significant stride forward for the Ichthys LNG project,” Louis Bon, Ichthys project Managing Director, commented. “My thanks extend to the teams around the globe who completed around 50 MM man-hours of work to safely construct and commission the state-of-the-art FPSO.

“The Ichthys Venturer has been designed to withstand cyclonic conditions and is one of the largest and most advanced offshore facilities of its kind in the world. Ichthys Venturer has a storage capacity of 1.12 MMbbl of condensate, and will have a continuous operating life of 40 years, setting new benchmarks for durability.”

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