Saipem, UTEC to collaborate on Ichthys pipelay offshore Australia
Saipem has contracted UTEC Survey (Australia) for offshore survey and positioning services for the Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.
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.