Applus+, a global testing, inspection and certification company – through its division Applus+ RTD, the global leader in the provision of integrity technology services, has been awarded a trio of contracts worth AUS$22.5million for work on the Ichthys LNG Project’s onshore LNG facilities.
Herman Quakkelsteijn, Applus+ RTD manager major construction projects – Asia Pacific commented: “The contracts are a huge accomplishment for Applus+ RTD, especially given the scale of the Ichthys Project’s onshore LNG facilities. Our Darwin branch has played an integral role in our development in the region and these projects represent further growth for us here.”
The contracts were awarded by Laing O’Rourke Australia, Monadelphous Engineering Associates (MEA) and UGLKentz JV. The contracts will see Applus+ RTD provide inspection engineering, asset integrity management and advanced non destructive testing (NDT) services on two LNG tanks, one LPG tank, one butane tank and two OBSL and ISBL mechanicals.
Applus+ RTD’s Rayscan Tankscan will be used throughout the three-year contracts, which is the first time the technology will be deployed in Australia, and only the second time worldwide. The system provides a digital radiographic inspection system that can complete a full inspection of LNG storage tanks in a single scan, producing a high-quality image of each weld.
The contract will also see Applus+ RTD provide maintenance for the anticipated 40-year life cycle of the plant, with an expected team of 60 working on the project at peak times, a combination of new and existing staff.
Issue 122 July 2015