The Ichthys LNG Project has been announced as the Northern Territory’s Engineering Excellence Award winner and Sir William Hudson Award finalist.
Ichthys LNG is one of the largest, technically challenging and complex liquefied natural gas developments in the world.
Located in Northern Australia, Ichthys LNG is essentially three mega-projects in one, consisting of some of the world’s largest facilities in offshore Western Australia, an 890-kilometre gas export pipeline and a state-of-the-art onshore liquefied natural gas processing and exporting facility at Bladin Point, near Darwin.
The project is led by INPEX (Operator, participating interest: 66.245 per cent) alongside major partner TOTAL (participating interest: 26 per cent) and the Australian subsidiaries of CPC Corporation, Taiwan (participating interest: 2.625 per cent), Tokyo Gas (participating interest: 1.575 per cent), Osaka Gas (participating interest: 1.2 per cent), Kansai Electric Power (participating interest: 1.2 per cent), JERA (participating interest: 0.735 per cent) and Toho Gas (participating interest: 0.42 per cent).
A Final Investment Decision for Ichthys LNG was reached in 2012 and production commenced in July 2018.
The project is expected to produce 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with more than 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
Following a rigorous judging process by an independent panel of experts, projects from each of Engineers Australia’s nine divisions are selected to win an Australian Engineering Excellence Award (AEEA).
One winner from each division is also selected as a finalist for the Sir William Hudson Award – the highest honour for a project awarded by Engineers Australia.
Engineers Australia Northern Division Manager, Keely Quinn, congratulated the winners on their teamwork, innovation, and technical excellence.
“These AEEA winners showcase the outstanding achievement in engineering and the invaluable contribution engineering makes to the economy, community and the environment,” Ms Quinn said.
“Ichthys LNG has been steadily producing and offloading gas and condensate since October 2018 and is a worthy nominee for the national award. With an operational life of more than 40 years, the social, economic and technological contributions to Australia will be significant.”
Australian Engineering Excellence Award – Northern
- Ichthys LNG – INPEX
Professional Engineer of the Year Award winner – Northern
- Grant Chorvat FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award winner – Northern
- Jacinta Kelly MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)