This is the longest subsea pipeline in the Southern Hemisphere and the third longest subsea pipeline in the world, according to operator INPEX.
Louis Bon, managing director Ichthys Project, said: “It means we are one step closer to physically connecting our onshore plant near Darwin to the Ichthys field where our offshore facilities will be permanently moored for the 40-year life of the project.”
Saipem started the program in mid-2014, using its lay barges SEMAC and Castorone.
INPEX will conduct other work on the pipeline in preparation for operational start-up.
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