Ichthys LNG Project Heavy Platform Lifts

AEC was recently engaged by Laing O’ Rourke to assist in the Ichthys LNG Project located at Bladin Point in Darwin. Laing O’Rourke’s scope on the Ichthys Project was to install 4-off platforms to the roofs of 4 individual storage tanks.

AEC’s initial involvement in the project was to assist in a third party review of a damaged welded connection encountered during the first lift (by others) plus further analysis of the 273t stick-built platform for lifting. AEC provided guidance on platform reinforcement and necessary rigging changes. AEC also provided an onsite technical support role on the Bladin Point site during the successful lift of the LNG platform.

Following AEC’s initial successful involvement, Laing O’Rourke requested AEC to perform analysis and verification of the 400t Propane and 365t Butane Platforms as well as the design of the complex rigging arrangements and various custom pieces of rigging gear and lifting beams. AEC was once again on site to provide technical support during these critical lifts as well as providing supervision of the fabrication of the large custom lifting beams.

All of lifts were performed successfully and featured in various client newsletters and articles.

For more information on the Ichthys LNG Project please visit the Inpex Project Information page or visit the LNG World News article.