Dry cooling units for Ichthys Power Plant

March 2015 - The Ichthys LNG project is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. It commercializes the gas fields discovered in the Browse Basin in 2000, located about 220 kilometers offshore Western Australia. The project which is currently under construction, is a joint venture between INPEX (Operator), major partner TOTAL and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.

In addition, a consortium consisting of General Electric (GE) and a CH2M HILL-UGL Joint Venture has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 500 MW CCPT power plant for the project. As part of this, GE will engineer and supply gas turbines, steam turbines and heat recovery steam generators for the project and the CH2M HILL-UGL Joint Venture will design and supply the balance of plant based around the GE technology as well as undertake the complete construction of the project which is expected to be completed in 2016.

In multiple shipments BBC Chartering is currently engaged to mobilize the cooling power needed for the Ichthys power plant. Air Cooled Condensers (ACC’s) look like huge roof-like structures and they travel onboard the BBC Pearl or her sister BBC Coral on their way from Phu My to Darwin. Three pieces, each about 20m high and with weights of 235mt fit on the deck the versatile heavy lift vessel, delivering a “cool” vessel sight, too.


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