AusGroup has secured a contract for the supply of rope access trade services on the Ichthys LNG project.
The AusGroup subsidiary MAS Australasia entered the agreement with Clough Projects International, the contractor on the INPEX-operated project.
In an announcement, the company said: “MAS is honoured to be the Australian partner of choice selected by Clough for this significant offshore project, and will strive to deliver safe, efficient and productive rope access services.”
The contract will support both the hook-up and pre-commissioning phase of the project’s central processing facility (CPF) and the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities.
This will aid onshore and offshore pre-investment activities in Western Australia and Korea.
The contract will create jobs, both for skilled rope access technicians and for supporting roles such as supervisors and managerial roles.
The Ichthys project as a whole will cost an estimated $34 billion, and production of more than 12 trillion cubic feet of gas is expected.
Gas will be piped onshore and processed in a facility close to Darwin.