Operated by INPEX, the Ichthys LNG project includes some of the world’s biggest and most advanced offshore facilities, massive onshore processing facilities near Darwin in the Northern Territory and an 890-kilometer pipeline to unite them.
The Ichthys joint venture selected HIMA to be the supplier for the safety instrumented systems (SIS) and the fire and gas system (F&G). The Ichthys LNG project consists of an LNG plant (onshore), a central processing facility (CPF) and a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
When operational, the Ichthys LNG project should produce 8.9 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
The SIS and F&G systems use HIMax, a safety system designed to provide uninterrupted system operation throughout the entire life of the plant, while maximizing plant availability, productivity and safety. SIS/F&G systems using the HIMax safety system hardware meet the requirements in accordance with AS/IEC 62061 and IEC 61326-3-1 (DIS).