Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a consultancy contract by INPEX, Japan’s largest oil & gas exploration and production company, for the Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project in Australia. Ichthys is the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in the last 40 years.

The scope of work involves Amec Foster Wheeler providing a team of production and maintenance assessors to carry out competency assessments for the Ichthys Operations and Maintenance teams across all project assets. This includes the Central Processing Facility, Floating Production Storage and Offtake vessel and the Bladin Point LNG onshore processing plant. The assessments will be aligned to Australian national competency standards for the Process industry.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s contract will run until April 2017, with the assessments to be conducted at the construction yards in Korea, offshore Western Australia, and at the onshore LNG facility in Darwin.