announces the award of a major contract covering complete electrification solutions for the new Ichthys LNG project near Darwin, Australia.
The leading power and automation technology group, ABB has won orders worth around $80 million to supply power technologies and medium-voltage drive systems for the new Ichthys LNG project to power the plant and control the compressors that liquefy the gas.
The Ichthys LNG project is a joint venture between INPEX (operator), Total, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas and Toho Gas and represents the second largest oil and gas development in Australia’s history. The Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
ABB’s equipment will facilitate the main power supply for the onshore dual train LNG processing facility and control the compressors that liquefy the gas collected from the offshore field. ABB will design and deliver a power supply solution for the LNG processing facility, including supply of key equipment such as power and distribution transformers, medium voltage switchgear, low-voltage motor control centres (MCC), and a power distribution monitoring and control system.
Six medium-voltage variable-speed drive systems comprising of synchronous 2-pole motors rated at 20 MW and 3,600 rpm, and two medium-voltage variable-speed drive systems including induction motors, rated 3.2 MW will be installed to help process the LNG, together with converter transformers.
According Axel Kuhr, country manager for ABB in Australia, ABB technologies will facilitate reliable and efficient power supply for the new LNG facility, with their domain expertise, comprehensive portfolio and proven track record making the company a trusted oil and gas sector partner.