Discovered in 2000 by INPEX Australia, the Ichthys gas and condensate field is located about 220 kilometres offshore from Western Australia, and achieved first gas in July 2018. The Ichthys Venturer is a Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) vessel permanently moored onsite, and was coated with Chartek fire protection solutions to provide advanced Passive Fire Protection technology.
With an estimated project cost of US$37 billion, Ichthys LNG is the largest overseas project undertaken by a Japanese company. Likewise, the Ichthys Venturer is an ambitious vessel; 336 meters long with a storage capacity of 1.12 million barrels and designed to last 40 years, much longer than a typical FPSO. Based on a proven formulation that has been used in more than 60% of the world’s offshore oil and gas facilities, Chartek epoxy fire protection was the natural choice to secure the specified lifetime of the vessel.
Chartek’s range of products are built on AkzoNobel’s decades of technology leadership and continuous innovation, powered by unrivalled testing capabilities that allow coatings to be exposed to a wide array of extreme conditions in order to measure resistance. Combined with the expertise gathered from protecting more than millions square meters of steelwork over the last 40+ years with Chartek, AkzoNobel is highly equipped to provide PFP solutions to the oil and gas industry worldwide.