Yokogawa To Receive Control Systems Orders For Ichthys LNG Project In Australia
update on 2012-06-25
Tokyo, Japan: Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that its subsidiary Yokogawa Australia has been advised that it will receive orders to supply the control systems for the Ichthys LNG project, which is being developed in Australia.
The Ichthys LNG Project is a joint venture between INPEX (76 percent, the operator) and Total (24 percent). Gas from the Ichthys Field, in the Browse Basin approximately 200 km offshore of Western Australia, will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and extract condensate. The gas will then be exported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin via an 889 km subsea pipeline. The Ichthys LNG Project 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.
In 2009, the company was selected by the Ichthys joint venture to be the main automation contractor for this project. In this role, the company commenced the master planning stage to carry out the control system front-end engineering and design work. With the conclusion of this phase, the Ichthys joint venture has now given the company the go-ahead to supply the control systems for the Ichthys LNG Project. The company expects to receive formal orders from the engineering procurement construction contractors that are building the LNG plant, Central Processing Facility (CPF), and Floating Production Storage and Offtake (FPSO) vessel. It is estimated that the total order will be the largest the company has ever received for a single project.
The products to be supplied by the company include Centum series integrated production control systems, safety instrumented systems for detecting abnormal conditions and safely initiating emergency shutdowns, Exaquantum plant information management systems, PRM integrated device management packages for monitoring and diagnosis of plant equipment, and OmegaLand operator training systems. The company will also handle the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these products and the training of operators.