Neptune, a provider of integrated inspection, repair and maintenance solutions to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract for the provision of 350 concrete mattresses by EPCI service provider, McDermott Australia.
Neptune said in a press release on Friday that the mattresses would be utilized for flowlines walking mitigation on the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project. The company added that the mattresses would be manufactured at Neptune’s yard in Batam utilizing heavy density concrete and would weigh approximately 60 tonnes each in the air.
Work has already started in April under an accelerated production schedule, the company added.
Neptune Chief Executive Officer, Robin King, said “The award of this contract follows the successful completion of other related scopes of work for McDermott on the Ichthys project by our stabilization service line. Additionally, Neptune has also performed survey and ROV campaigns on this project in recent years and we are pleased to provide ongoing support to McDermott on this milestone development.”
The Ichthys LNG project is located in the Browse Basin, about 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia. Ichthys represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in the last 40 years.