The vessel arrived in Australian waters in August, 220 km off Western Australia’s northern coast, and is now fully moored. Since then, Aqualis claims that it has managed the position keeping procedure and provided position keeping masters offshore while the vessel was secured using a 21 line mooring system.
The 336 m long vessel will be permanently moored on a turret for the life of the project, approximately 3.5 km from the Ichthys Explorer – the field’s central processing facility (CPF).
Aqualis Offshore’s Singapore office provided the position keeping services as a sub-supplier to POSH Terasea Offshore Pte Ltd. POSH Terasea Offshore Pte Ltd managed the 5600 km towage of the FPSO and CPF from South Korea to the Ichthys Field.
Phil Lenox, director – Asia Pacific, Aqualis Offshore, said: “In June, we successfully executed the position keeping job for the Ichthys Explorer CPF, the world’s largest semisubmersible platform. Now we have managed the position keeping of the 336 m Ichthys Venturer FPSO. Developments like the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project are the reason why many of us work in the offshore oil and gas industry, and we are very proud to have played a part in this.”
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