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Nov 26, 2020
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Italy’s Saipem confirms a contract award to conduct booster compression module (BCM) front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG energy development.

The Ichthys LNG offshore central processing facility is located off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

In a statement, Saipem said that it plans to install the BCM onto the Ichthys Explorer central processing facility. The scope of work comprises the BCM front end engineering and includes the option to provide a lump sum price to execute the full EPC scope from detailed design through to fabrication and load out.

Saipem E&C Offshore Area Manager North Pacific/East Indian Ocean Gianalberto Secchi said “This contract furthers our sustainable presence in this strategic market”.

US contracting company McDermott International was also awarded a contract to provide FEED) services for the compression module

The award was made earlier in November.  McDermott will work on a booster compression module FEED with optional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the project. The booster compression module will be added to the Ichthys LNG offshore central processing facility, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

"This award illustrates McDermott's continuing expertise in complex offshore EPCI," said Ian Prescott, McDermott's Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. "Our work to date demonstrates our qualifications to deliver smart solutions in challenging environments—and to the highest safety and technical standards."

McDermott is also undertaking umbilicals, risers and flowlines (URF) as part of an expansion of the existing Ichthys LNG facilities.