Aker Solutions was awarded a contract by Technip to supply a
mono ethylene glycol (MEG) reclamation plant for the Ichthys
LNG project in Australia.
The contract value is approximately NOK 485 million ($80
The scope of work includes system engineering and supply of
key equipment for the MEG plant and may include some further
options, the company said.
The equipment deliveries will be in 2013 and 2014.
"This contract confirms Aker Solutions' position as the
world market leader for MEG reclamation technology, said David Merle,
head of Aker Solutions' process systems business.
We are very pleased to be involved in the Ichthys LNG
Project, and proud to participate in
the exciting growth of the Australian oil and gas market," he
Management, engineering and procurement of the project will be carried out at Aker
Solutions' offices in Oslo, Norway, with support from the Aker
Solutions office in Perth, Australia.
MEG is used to prevent hydrate formation in subsea
pipelines. It is injected at the wellhead and follows the gas
and liquid flow to the gas processing facility.
The Ichthys LNG project is a joint venture between Inpex,
Total and other smaller participants.
Gas from the Ichthys field, in the Browse basin
approximately 200 kilometres 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 889km
The Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce 8.4
million tpy of LNG and 1.6 million tpy of LPG, along with
approximately 100,000 bpd of condensate.
The MEG reclamation plant will be located on the FPSO built
by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South
Korea. Technip has responsibility for top-side engineering.
The contract was signed and booked as order intake in the
third quarter of 2012, Aker officials said.