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Ichthys LNG Project Update

In early 2013, Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila Inc (AG&P) awarded Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE) a multi-million pound contract for the supply of fire and blast walls to clad a series of Local Equipment Rooms (LER) and Local Instrument Rooms (LIER) for the onshore Ichthys LNG facilities, Australia, consisting of 26 No. Modules.

The Ichthys Project is one of the largest hydrocarbon discoveries in Australia for over 40 years and is ranked as one of the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. Effectively the prestigious Ichthys Project is three mega-projects rolled into one; involving some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, a state-of-the art processing facility and an 889km pipeline uniting them for an operational lifetime of over 40 years. The Ichthys Project, owned and operated by INPEX, and supplies 70% of total gas production to Japan; as a company INPEX is involved in over 70 global projects in 30 countries around the world.

Manufacture of the fire and blast rated cladding is scheduled to be completed in March of this year using both Mech-Tool’s UK and Korean Facilities.

Engineering and manufacture of the steel firewalls and ancillary items such as HVAC spools, stainless steel cowl covers is still on going with a scheduled completion date of May 2015.

Most recently MTE has been awarded the order to supply the 2nd Phase of the fire and thermally rated insulation with a scheduled completion date of June 2015.

AG&P are currently involved with the onsite sub-assembly of these modules, MTE have also supplied a site supervisor who is currently orchestrating the installation of both the Mech-Tool Cladding and RAPP Bomek doors.

The first two Modules from shipment 1 set sail to their final destination of Darwin, Australia on the 11th of March, with the completion and final delivery scheduled to be undertaken during December 2015.

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