ICN NT has partnered with Santos to identify local capacity and raise awareness of opportunities to supply goods and services to the Barossa Offshore gas and condensate field project.
Santos has awarded a number of Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts, with BW Offshore (BWO) now engaged to build the project’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.
The award to BWO necessitated a change in the previously announced contractor.
“BWO is working closely with ICN NT to ensure all Expressions of Interest previously registered for FPSO packages are assessed as part of the changeover process,” a BWO spokesperson said.
“If you have any questions about specific packages posted by the previous contractor, please contact ICN NT directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The $5 billion project will provide a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG facility from the first half of 2025 once the existing offshore gas supply from the Bayu-Undan offshore field is exhausted. Situated about 300 kms north of Darwin, it will ensure gas supply for a further 25 years, contributing significant income and employment opportunities.
An Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plan is in place to ensure the project provides full, fair and reasonable opportunity to Australian industry.
“BWO is committed to supporting the Santos Australian Industry Participation Plan to ensure all suppliers are given a full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in the development of the Barossa project. BWO will comply with all the requirements as stated in the Santos AIP Plan and the Australian Jobs Act 2013 throughout the project,” the company’s spokesperson said.
ICN Gateway is listing other work packages and expressions of interest as they become available, and companies are encouraged to register for general updates.