HIMA Inks Safety Service Deal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 01:01 PM gHale

HIMA signed a long-term service contract with INPEX to support the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems at the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia.

HIMA will provide a comprehensive safety service framework. HIMA has worked on the Ichthys LNG Project since 2009 and supplied the safety instrumented system, fire and gas systems, emergency shutdown, and high-integrity pressure protection system.

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Moving into the operational stage, HIMA is now continuing the relationship on the Ichthys LNG Project, with a service contract.

HIMA will be responsible for supporting INPEX in maintaining the safety instrumented systems on Ichthys LNG including the supply of parts, and services to ensure the safety system is permanently operating at its optimum.

Operated by INPEX, Japan’s largest exploration and production company, the Ichthys gas field represents the most extensive discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in more than 50 years.

The Ichthys LNG development includes offshore and onshore facilities consisting of a floating production storage and offloading vessel, central processing facility and onshore LNG plant, with an accompanying 890 kilometers of subsea pipeline.

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG at peak annually, with up to 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

“Now, we are facing a different set of challenges in ensuring that the operation is running safely round the clock without any interruption,” said Friedhelm Best, vice president of HIMA Asia Pacific. “HIMA also contributes toward secure operations in line with INPEX’s requirements.”

“As we get closer to the plant start up and into the operational phase, we have signed a long term service contract with HIMA to support the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems across Ichthys LNG,” said INPEX’s Graham Ison, ‎operations principal instrument and control engineer. “This contract is important to us as we look forward to safe, reliable and efficient operations.”

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