Saipem installed the longest pipeline in Southern hemisphere

Saipem's Castorone vessel installed the Ichthys-project pipeline

Saipem’s Castorone vessel installed the Ichthys-project pipeline


INPEX Corporation announced today the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project safely completed the offshore pipelay for its 890-kilometer, 42-inch diameter gas export pipeline that began in June 2014, it is the longest subsea pipeline in the southern hemisphere and the third longest subsea pipeline in the world.
The gas export pipeline will deliver gas from the Ichthys Gas-condensate Field to the onshore facilities at Bladin Point near Darwin for processing. The pipeline has been installed by Saipem’s SEMAC1 barge and Castorone pipelay vessel from Darwin to the Ichthys Field.
INPEX will conduct other necessary work on the pipeline in preparation for operational start-up.