In its latest Ichthys LNG project community update, Inpex announced that construction of the reinforced concrete roof of its second LNG tank at Bladin Point has been completed.
The Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Laing O’Rourke consortium safely completed construction of the roof, which comprises 3400 m3 of concrete and 1065 t of steel reinforcement.
Inpex said that approximately 30 workers completed the roof construction using a special rotating pump to pour concrete onto the LNG tank. A Schwing SPB35 placing boom was then welded to the top of the LNG tank’s roof to allow for 360° rotation, so that the concrete could be pumped around the full circumference of the LNG tank.
Inpex also confirmed that work is continuing inside of the LNG tanks, including welding of the inner shell and erection of 9% nickel steel plates.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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