Floating production, storage and offloading facility
The Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) will be used for condensate dewatering, stabilisation, storage and export.
The 336 metre-long ship-shaped, weather-vaning vessel was constructed in Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. It has been designed to hold more than one million barrels of condensate.
The FPSO, named 'Ichthys Venturer', will process and store most of the condensate delivered from the Project’s CPF before periodically offloading it to carriers for export to market.
Remaining product will be compressed, returned to the CPF via a subsea transfer line and sent to Bladin Point near Darwin via the 890 kilometre gas export pipeline.
Once commissioning is completed, the FPSO will be towed about 6000 kilometres to the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia.
It will be permanently moored on a non-disconnectable turret for the life of the Project about 3.5 kilometres from the Project’s CPF and has the capacity to accommodate a workforce of up to 200.