Halfwave has been awarded a long-term contract for multiple inline pipeline inspections associated with the Ichthys LNG Project, located about 220 km northwest of Western Australia’s Kimberley coast.
Under the terms of the contract, the scope of work includes a custom built 42” Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART) Scan™ to inspect the subsea pipeline that requires a low flow subsea launch, along with high-speed inspection of the Ichthys 890 kilometer natural gas transmission pipeline.
“Halfwave is very pleased with the award by INPEX and to be a part of the ground breaking Ichthys LNG Project,” Halfwave CEO, Paul Cooper, said. ” Halfwave ART capabilities are demonstrating that they are adding value by de-risking challenging inspections and providing market leading inspection performance. Halfwave will continue to work towards expanding our presence in the Australia and global markets.”
Halfwave’s patented ART Scan™ utilizes Acoustic Resonance Technology to perform integrity inspection of pipelines. Wall thickness is measured by analysis of the resonant signal that is emitted from the target, which allows for a direct and accurate measurement of the target thickness.
Once completed, the Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and up to 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum and 100,000 barrels of condensate per day.