DWS Fabricates 600NB Suction Strainers for ICHTHY's

Diverse Welding Services has recently completed its first works package for the Ichthys LNG Project.

Inpex describes the as, “Ichthys LNG Project  is effectively three mega projects in one — incorporating some of the world’s largest and most advanced offshore facilities off the Western Australian coast, massive onshore processing facilities near Darwin in the Northern Territory and an 890 kilometre subsea pipeline to unite them.   It is one of the few mega projects worldwide that incorporates the whole chain of development and production components: subsea, offshore, pipeline and onshore. Located about 220 kilometres off the northern coast of Western Australia, Ichthys represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in nearly 50 years. The Project is expected to produce up to approximately 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with more than 100,000 barrels of condensate per day, at peak. The Project is a joint venture between INPEX (operator), major partner Total, CPC Corporation Taiwan and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, JERA and Toho Gas.”

Diverse Welding Services Pty Ltd have completed (2) 600 NB Stainless Steel inline Secondary HMP Suction Strainer for the FPSO (Floating Production Storage & Offloading unit).  The units were fabricated by Diverse Welding Services for Winnellie Hydraulic Pty Ltd.  Together both companies meet the quality and time expectations of the client to reach a successful project outcome.  To complete this work DWS, utilised its custom fabricated single sided resistance spot welder to be able to fuse the 0.2mm thick 316 SS woven mesh with a filtration capacity of 300 microns onto the 65% open area 3mm 316 SS support sheet.  DWS completed all fabrication using qualified weld procedures and welders. 

To satisfy the clients stringent quality requirements DWS also have 100% PMI (Positive Material Identification) pre & post fabrication and 100% NDT (Non Destructive Testing) in the form of DPI (Dye Penetrant Inspection).  DWS used Perth local NDT subcontractor Inspec Pty Ltd to complete the NDT work scope in our new Oil & Gas Workshop Facility based in Malaga, Perth.

DWS thanks Winnellie Hydraulics for the opportunity to work with them on a great project for Inpex, and look forward to future work scope together.