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JP Kenny Tucks into Ichthys FEED

14 May 2009

Wood Group unit JP Kenny is set to carry out front end engineering design (FEED) work for the pipeline and umbilicals, risers and flowlines for Inpex's Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia's Browse basin.

Another Wood Group company MCS will design the development's dynamic riser system, Wood Group said in a release.

Inpex, which operates Ichthys has been working with JP Kenny on concepts for the development since 2007.

Wood Group said the FEED will produce defined solutions for the subsea systems for the 850 kilometre export pipeline.

JP Kenny's managing director Gerwyn Williams said: "We are delighted to be engineering our fourth successive multi-billion dollar subsea and pipeline project on the North West Shelf."

The Ichthys Project is expected to have an initial capacity to produce more than eight million tonnes of LNG per annum, about 1.6 million tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas per annum and 100,000 barrels of condensate per day, at peak.

The first shipment of LNG is scheduled to be loaded in 2015.

The project is a joint venture between Inpex (76%) and Total (24%).