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SAL to ship/deploy LNG loading platforms

LNG Industry,

SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, through its wholly owned Singapore subsidiary, SAL Heavy Lift Singapore Pte Ltd, signed a new contract with BAM Clough of Australia for shipping and deployment of LNG and LPG product loading platforms for the Ichthys LNG Project, near Darwin, Australia, operated by INPEX.

BAM Clough is delivering the product loading jetty and module offloading facility packages of works for the project’s onshore LNG facilities under subcontracts awarded by engineering, procurement and construction contractor JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd.

The two platforms are being constructed in Batam, Indonesia and will be among the largest structures ever handled by a heavy lift vessel. The LNG platform will weigh 1080 t with dimensions of 40 x 39 x 8 m. The LPG platform will weigh 1320 t with dimensions of 45 x 40 x 8 m. The first of the two shipments from Batam will take place mid-2014.

SAL Heavy Lift will utilise the MV Svenja for the loading of each of the platforms from Batam and the discharging on to pile foundations in Darwin. Once in Darwin, the MV Svenja will compete with a tidal range that can be as much as 7 m.

Ongoing collaboration

Justin Archard, Managing Director of SAL Heavy Lift Singapore and Asia Pacific, said: "We are very excited and privileged to be working with BAM Clough on this important work for the Ichthys project. Our teams have been working together now for some time. The excellent progress we have made so far is testament to our two companies working to a clear objective.”


Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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