HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise has been selected by INPEX, operator of the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia. INPEX has implemented SmartPlant Enterprise solutions for the Ichthys LNG Project, including SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO) as its information management system, SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine® 3D (collectively known as Smart 3D), SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Electrical.
The Ichthys LNG Project is a joint venture between INPEX and Total, Tokyo Gas and other participants. Gas from the Ichthys field, in the Browse Basin approximately 200 kilometers offshore Western Australia, will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and extract condensate. The condensate will be pumped to the FPSO facility anchored nearby, from which it will be transferred to tankers for delivery to markets. The gas will be exported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin via an 889-kilometer subsea pipeline. The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak. The operational life of the facilities will be approximately 40 years, with the offshore facilities staying on station continuously, making it a huge and complex project. INPEX sought to eliminate the handover state and its associated costs by better information management throughout the Ichthys LNG Project development.
"Intergraph technology combined with our drive towards consolidating our handover documentation in the Intergraph environment is fundamental to delivering our vision of an integrated information management system with a single point of access," said Conor Walker, Operations Director of the Ichthys LNG Project. "We anticipate an expanded role for Intergraph tools as the project progresses into the operating phase, leveraging from the increasing volume of data held in the engineering data warehouse, which has been built on the SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators platform."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine President, said, "The Ichthys LNG Project is a prime example of world-class projects in Australia attracting strong investment in the region, driving continued growth locally. Intergraph remains committed to supporting our customers in Australia and around the world with our innovative engineering solutions and services. SmartPlant Enterprise will deliver enhanced safety, quality and productivity to INPEX for this mega-project."
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.
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