Project history

Ichthys LNG Project

The Ichthys Project is a Joint Venture between INPEX Browse Ltd (76%, the Operator) and Total E&P Australia (24%). Gas from the Ichthys Field, in the Browse Basin offshore of Western Australia, will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and raw liquids, including condensate. The gas will then be exported to the onshore processing facilities in Darwin via an 850km subsea pipeline.

Approximate value: US$35 billion
Construction started: 2012
First production: anticipated end 2016

ICN Involvement includes:

  • Undertaking confidential supplier evaluation on behalf of the Project.
  • Ensuring all procurement and contracting packages are loaded to ICN Gateway in a timely and consistent manner for public registrations of interest.
  • Assist INPEX to implement its Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Plan.
  • Identify with the project NT regional and indigenous business capabilities.
  • Utilise ICN Gateway as the mechanism for delivering relevant information to Australian industry

Darwin LNG Plant

Construction of the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant began in June 2003 and the plant was commissioned in the first quarter 2006 when LNG sales commenced. The Darwin LNG facility has a single tank for LNG storage and is one of the largest above-ground LNG tanks constructed to date with a working capacity of 188,000 cubic meters.

Approximate value: $1.75 billion
Construction started: June 2003
First production: Q1 2006

ICN Involvement included:

  • Advise the project on engineering standards such that they represent Australian. standards and do not inadvertently preclude Australia and New Zealand participation.
  • Facilitate maximum Northern Territory business content.
  • Assist the project in advising Australian industry of project opportunities in a timely manner.
  • Assist the project in pre-qualification of Australian and New Zealand suppliers.
  • Identify with the project NT regional and indigenous business capabilities.

Blacktip Gas Development

The Field, which is 100% owned and operated by Eni, will deliver gas to the Northern Territory’s Power Water Corporation (PWC) for over a period of 25 years, with supply rising to 18,000 boe/day over the life of the contract.

Approximate value: $500 million
Construction started: 2006
First production: 2009

ICN Involvement included:

  • Identification of first, second and third tier, capable and competitive Australian suppliers of plant, equipment and services.
  • Assist in the briefing and project requirement information dissemination to Australian industry.
  • Feedback Australian industry expertise into the design and engineering activities.
  • Identify opportunities for Australian industry involvement in overseas supply chains.
  • Assist Australian suppliers to meet the project/contractor pre-qualification requirements.

BOC Helium Plant

The Liquefier Helium Plant allows BOC to recover, purify and liquefy the helium component from an existing waste nitrogen stream coming from within the Darwin LNG plant. This is the first helium plant in the Southern Hemisphere.

Approximate value: $50 million
Construction started: 2008
First production: 2010

ICN Involvement included:

  • Identification of competitive, technically competent Australian manufacturers capable of undertaking the manufacture of equipment and components for the Project.
  • Nominate companies with a proven track record in the manufacture of the required equipment.
  • Investigate beyond the Northern Territory and nominate vendors on an Australia-wide basis.
  • Educating proponents that for many components of the plant, Australian companies have the required technology, capability and can be cost effective.
  • Identify with the project NT regional and indigenous business capabilities.

Strategic Indigenous Housing Infrastructure Program (SIHIP)

The Strategic Indigenous housing and infrastructure program (SIHIP) was a joint program between the Australian and Northern Territory Governments focusing on housing infrastructure in remote communities and town camps in the Northern Territory (NT).

Approximate value of project: $672 million
Project completion: Incorporated into NPARIH

ICN Involvement included:

  • Coordinate with the alliance partners to present regular information forums for industry.
  • Maximise opportunities for businesses throughout the Northern Territory as project develops by using ICN Gateway to make it know when packages are being raised.
  • Identify opportunities in the NT Regional Centres and assist in identifying Indigenous business contact.
  • Assist NT businesses in obtaining all accreditations required for the project.
  • Assist alliance partners with some initial prequalification by utilising information on ICN Capability Register.

Wonarah Phosphate Mine

The Wonarah Phosphate Mine is Australia's largest undeveloped rock phosphate project. It is located 250 km east of Tennant Creek alongside the Barkly Highway in the Northern Territory. Initial capital costs are estimated at $121 Million Dollars.

Approximate value: $121 million
Construction started: 2009
Project completion: Currently on hold

ICN Involvement included:

  • Register the Project onto ICN Gateway for company interest.
  • Meet with Minemakers procurement contracting and procurement personal to identify local opportunities.
  • Confidential company capability feedback to Minemakers.
  • Supply key local Information.
  • Encourage Minemakers to present packages for ICN to Identify NT capable companies.
  • Create awareness to industry of upcoming packages.

Darwin Convention Centre and Waterfront

The vision for the Darwin Waterfront project was to transform the city’s redundant industrial port facility into a world class, mixed use urban community. 

ICN Involvement included:

  • The ICN (NT) was appointed to audit the 85% minimum local content target was adhered to.
  • Facilitate maximum local business content.
  • Liaised and prepared shortlists of suitable tenderers.

Alice Springs to Darwin Railway

The Alice Springs to Darwin Railway contract was the largest engineering project undertaken in Australia in 50 years, with a total value of $1.1 billion. The project included 1420 km track, 2 million sleepers and 2.8 million tonnes of Ballast rock and also included the construction of 90 new bridges.

Approximate value of project: $1.1 billion

ICN Involvement included:

  • Advise the project on Australian industry capability and capacity in general.
  • Consultant situated in Adrail project office for three year period identifying local NT contractors.
  • Liaised closely with ICN SA office in identifying capable companies.
  • Facilitate maximum Northern Territory business content.
  • Identify with the project NT regional and indigenous business capabilities.

Alcan Gove G3 Expansion

 

Alcan expanded their Alumina Refinery via the G3 Project to increase the annual alumina production from 2.1 to 3.8 million tonnes and bauxite production from 6.5 to 7.8 million tonnes.

Value of project: $3.1 billion

ICN Involvement included:

  • Work with the project to develop initiatives to increase involvement of Australian and New Zealand industry without significant cost impediment to the project.
  • Assist the project in notifying Australian and New Zealand industry of the project, its opportunities and timelines.
  • Advise the project on the suitability of contract scopes, such that they represent Australian standard practice and do not inadvertently preclude ANZ participation.
  • Facilitate maximum local business content.
  • Identify with the project NT regional and indigenous business capabilities.

Kitan

 

 

Eni has a 40% interest in and is Operator of the JPDA 06-105 PSC area, containing the Kitan oil field, approximately 170 km from the southeast coast of Timor-Leste and 550 km northwest of Darwin, Australia.
 
Approximate value of project: $1 billion
Development started: 2010
First production: 2011
 
ICN involvement included:
  • Formation of linkages and partnerships between ANZ and Timor-Leste companies (number, industry, value of contracts/partnerships) that promote future opportunities within global supply chains
  • Engagement of ANZ industry within the supply chains of other oil, gas and infrastructure projects in the region as a direct result of their successful engagement in the Kitan and JPDA 06-105 project
  • Work with the project to assist Eni in identification of capable ANZ based suppliers
  • Assist potential ANZ based suppliers identify opportunities for sole or joint venture engagement within Timor-Leste
 

Shell Prelude

 

 

Prelude and Concerto have around 3 trillion cubic feet of liquids-rich gas.  The relatively small size of the gas fields and the remote location make them an ideal candidate for development via Shell's FLNG technology as it would not be economic to develop the gas via a conventional onshore LNG processing plant.

Approximate value of project: US$12.6 billion
Construction started: 2011

First production: anticipated 2016

ICN involvement included:

  • Work with the project and ICN WA office to develop initiatives to increase involvement of Northern Territory industry without significant cost impediment to the project
  • Assist the project in notifying NT industry of the project, its opportunities and timelines via ICN Gateway
  • Assist the project with coordination of supplier briefings and information dissemination
  • Facilitate maximum local business content
  • Identify with the project NT regional and indigenous business capabilities