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Ichthys LNG celebrates arrival of christmas trees

LNG Industry,

The Ichthys LNG project’s first christmas tree systems have arrived in Australia.

The tree systems left the subsea manufacturing facility at Bridge of Don in Aberdeen, Scotland on 3 October and arrived at GE’s Jandakot facility in Western Australia on 21 November.

Ichthys Project Managing Director, Louis Bon, said it had been a huge team effort to complete, test and ship the tree systems from Scotland.

The christmas tree systems arrived at GE's facility on 21 November.

Subsea equipment

Bon commented: “Christmas trees are a vital component of the subsea equipment necessary to complete the Project’s development wells.

“Following inspection and pre-deployment testing at GE’s Jandakot facility, the christmas tree systems will be handed over to the drilling team and installed as part of the Project’s upcoming production drilling campaign.”

FPSO turret installation

The arrival in Australia of the trees is the latest of several milestones reached recently by the project, including the installation of the turret in the FPSO hull, the successful positioning of the subsea support structure on the seabed, and the load out of the first module from China for the LNG plant in Bladin Point.

The two tree systems were accompanied by a pair of tubing head spools, as well as the project’s first completion riser system.

The delivered christmas tree systems weigh more than 100 t each with fittings and associated structures, featuring the latest technology to meet specific requirements of the Ichthys LNG project.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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