Yokogawa Electric has received an order from Kawasaki Heavy
Industries to supply the control system for an LNG carrier
that is being built for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia.
The ship will be the worlds largest Moss-type LNG
carrier and will be used for transporting LNG from an onshore
LNG processing plant that is being constructed as part of the
Ichthys LNG project. The ship is scheduled to enter service
by the end of 2016, in time for the completion of the
The ship is also the first Moss-type LNG carrier equipped
with a dual fuel diesel engine (DFDE), which burns both fuel
oil and gas.
Yokogawa will deliver the CENTUM VP integrated
production control system for monitoring and controlling the
LNG carriers LNG tanks and loading/unloading facilities
as well as the supply of gas to the DFDE and the supply of
power to other driving units.
Yokogawa will also be responsible for the engineering and
commissioning of the control system.
Yokogawa also won the control systems order for other Ichthys
LNG project facilities
in 2012. These include
the onshore LNG processing plant, offshore production/process
facilities, and the floating production, storage and
offloading (FPSO) vessel.
With this contract, the CENTUM
VP system will cover
all project facilities
, from production to LNG
Globally, the construction
of many LNG carriers
is planned for the transport of LNG from North America,
Russia, Africa, and other regions. Backed by this order,
Yokogawa will expand its control business for marine resource
development facilities, including LNG carriers, FPSO vessels,
floating LNG (FLNG) vessels, and floating storage and
re-gasification units (FSRU).
The Ichthys LNG project is being carried out by a joint
venture between INPEX (operator), Total, and several other
companies. Gas from the Ichthys field, which is located
offshore of northwestern Australia, will undergo preliminary
processing at sea to remove water and impurities, and extract
The gas will then be transported by undersea pipeline to
onshore processing facilities
in Darwin. The 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 at peak.