Ichthys LNG Project Orders MCO Compressors
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp. (MCO) has received an order for nine compressors and seven motors to drive them at the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia. They will be delivered sequentially beginning in August 2013.
Inpex and Total are developing Ichthys project field in the Browse Basin 125 mi. (200 km) off Western Australia. A pipeline will move the gas to a liquefaction plant onshore.
The MCO compressors will support processes to produce LNG from the natural gas. The engines driving the compressors will use the vaporized gas in the LNG/LPG tanks as fuel.
MCO recently received an order for compressors to be used at the first floating LNG production, storage and offloading facility, which Shell will operate at Prelude field off Australia’s northwest coast.
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