UTEC will support pre-lay, lay, and post-lay installation of the 42-in., 889-km (552-mi) long pipeline connecting theIchthys central processing facility 200 km (124 mi) offshore with an onshore gas processing plant near Darwin.
Water depths along the route are up to 275 m (902 ft).
Next month theSemac-1 will start pipelay at the Darwin end and lay install around 150 km (93 mi) of the 42-in. pipe before the Castoronetakes over to complete pipelay out to the Ichthys field.
UTEC will perform pre-lay survey works from theGo Explorer, which will also provide touch-down monitoring support to the pipelay barges.