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MODEC LNG contract

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Oct 30 (LNGJ) – MODEC Inc. of Japan said it signed a contract with ConocoPhillips Australia to supply a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Barossa field, offshore northwest Australia that will supply the Darwin LNG plant. The Barossa FPSO is intended to produce gas and condensate from subsea wells and after treatment, supply Darwin via a gas pipeline.

   The Barossa FPSO is MODEC’s largest sizes Gas FPSO to date, which will be able to export over 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day as well as store up to 650,000 barrels of condensate for export. “It has been designed to withstand a 100-year cyclone event at a water depth of 260 metres and located some 300 kilometers northwest of Darwin,” said the company. The FPSO hull will be constructed in China at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC) in the northeast Liaoning Province.