Ichthys Ships 100th LNG Cargo
Inpex Corporation-operated Ichthys LNG project at Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory shipped its 100th LNG cargo on November 15, Inpex said in a statement.
Ichthys LNG is led by Inpex (62.245%) alongside Total 30%, Taiwan's CPC 2.625%, Tokyo Gas 1.575%, Osaka Gas 1.2%, Kansai Electric 1.2%, Jera 0.735% and Toho Gas 0.42%. The project shipped its first cargo in October last year. At full capacity, the offshore facilities and the two-train onshore liquefaction plant will supply 8.9mn mt/yr of LNG and 1.65mn mt/yr of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), along with 100,000 barrels of condensate/day.
“Approximately 70% of the LNG produced is scheduled to be supplied to Japanese customers. Through the project, Inpex is poised to contribute further to the stable supply of energy to Japan while responding to the energy demand in Asia and around the world,” Inpex said.
Inpex said that it will apply the knowledge, skills and experience acquired as the operator of the project to the development, operations and management of the Abadi LNG project in Indonesia. Inpex expects to launch production at its 9.5mn mt/yr Abadi LNG terminal in the late 2020s.