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Atlas Copco has won an order for turbo-compressors to be installed at an onshore LNG facility in Northern Territory, Australia. The project, operated by INPEX Corp. with partner Total S.A., will produce LNG using natural gas from the Ichthys field.
The order, worth approximately $17 million, was issued by the JKC Australia LNG in the second quarter and consists of turbo-expanders and air compressors. The machines are scheduled for delivery in Q3, 2013.
Gas from the Ichthys field in the Browse Basin, approximately 200 km offshore Western Australia, will undergo preliminary offshore processing to remove water and extract condensate. The gas will then be transported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin, Australia, via an 890-km subsea pipeline. The project is expected to produce 8.4 million metric tons of LNG and 1.6 million metric tons of liquefied petroleum gas per year.
Atlas Copco turbo-expanders will be used in gas treatment, while the three-stage air compressors will produce instrument air for use at the onshore plant.
Responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction of the onshore facilities, the JKC Australia LNG joint venture consists of JGC Corp., KBR, and Chiyoda Corp.