offshore logistics base
This expansive project consisted of the design and construction of an offshore logistics base as part of INPEX’s multi-billion dollar Ichthys LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Project. The base was required to provide key support infrastructure for Ichthys LNG Project’s major offshore facilities.
Toll Group was awarded the contract for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the offshore logistics base and in turn, selected Ahrens as the lead contractor for the project.
Spanning a total site area of 44,800 square metres, the base exemplifies Ahrens ability to tailor customised logistic solutions. The 11,187 square metres building area incorporates a warehouse, in-staging and out-staging zones, an undercover dangerous goods storage area, large temperature-controlled storage area, a mezzanine, and offices. External areas included carparking, surrounding medium duty concrete areas, an awning, wash pads, a barbecue area, landscaping and 25,000 square metres of external hardstand to accommodate heavy vehicles.
Ahrens supplied all structural steel for the project utilising its own steel-fabrication facility and provided its own team to complete all steel erection.
Ahrens had a short timeframe to complete this project with the added pressure of multiple stakeholders and a high-level of safety expected. Ahrens successfully delivered the project in December 2014, three months ahead of schedule, which was achieved through strong driving of the program of works and utilising proven sub-contractors.
The successful completion of this project has led to further upgrade works at the base as well as other design and construction projects with Toll Group.