Inpex platform named Ichthys Venturer

Written on the 23 February 2017

Inpex platform named Ichthys Venturer THE Territory Chief Minister who helped bring the $34 billion Inpex LNG project to Darwin has named one of the gigantic floating platforms that will be based at its offshore field.

Clare Martin made the initial approach to the Japanese giant, convincing them the NT was a suitable "Plan B" for the massive project.

Ms Martin, the first Labor Chief Minister in the Territory, officially named the project's floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility Ichthys Venturer at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop named the project's central processing facility (CPF) Ichthys Explorer at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, also in South Korea.

"Inpex had been trying to establish a production facility on the Kimberley coast and were spending a long time working through the issues," Ms Martin recalled. "I took a small group over and we met the Chairman, who told us they already had a plan. I said yes, but it's good to have a Plan B. Soon after, they came to Darwin to have a look.


Source: NT News

Image: DSME CEO and president Sung Leep Jung, Clare Martin and Inpex president and CEO Toshiaki Kitamura at the naming ceremony in South Korea.

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