Samsung assigns Clough Ichthys LNG platform hook-up

Offshore staff

PERTH, AustraliaSamsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has contracted Clough to provide hook-up services on the Ichthys LNG project central processing facility (CPF) offshore northwest Australia.

The CPF will be the world’s largest semisubmersible platform with a topsides weight of 70,000 metric tons (77,161 tons).

Clough’s workscope includes preparation and execution of offshore hook-up activities and providing assistance for commissioning.

During the current quarter the company will mobilize engineering and technical teams to the SHI fabrication yard in Geoje, South Korea, before activity switches to the offshore site in the Browse basin.

Clough will execute project management from Perth, supported by its South Korean joint venture CloughCoens.

The completed CPF will be towed 5,600 km (3,479 mi) to the Ichthys field in the Browse basin where it will be permanently moored for the projected 40-year lifespan of the development.


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