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Inpex updates on Ichtys progress throughout 2016

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In its latest JKC Community Bulletin, Inpex has provided an update on its activities at the Ichthys LNG project throughout 2016.

John Bramely, Project Director, JKC Australia LNG, said that strong progress has been made this year across all scopes of work on the Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities.

Mr Bramley wrote: “I’d like to thank our staff, subcontractors and the Darwin community for working with us to make the success of the past year possible.”

In 2H16, the LNG project reached peak construction. In May 2016, the 18 non-cryogenic storage tanks were safely completed, and the last of 230 pre-fabricated modules arrived in September.

Construction of the LNG trains is continuing with mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works taking place. The bulletin also confirmed that significant progress has been made on the civil finishing works and the permanent operations facilities are nearing completion. This signifies the beginning of the transition from construction to operations.

Mr Bramley continued: “This year, we celebrated the achievements of eight local trainees who graduated from the inaugural JKC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander White Collar Traineeship Program. Based on the success of this program, we welcomed a second intake of local trainees in June, who are hosted by our subcontractors with the support of group training organisation Apprenticeships Australia.

“A special thank you to the people of Darwin for your incredible support. More than 4000 of you were part of our team this year. I would also like to thank the more than 1100 local businesses who have supplied JKC and our subcontractors with goods and services to date.

The progress we have made in 2016 is something to be proud of and it has paved the way for the safe pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up phases of the Project.”

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