ICON Engineering is a WA success story. Its clients operate all over the world, yet after 21 years in operation, this specialist oil and gas engineering firm still values the local business opportunities it can identify through online industry portals such as ICN Gateway.
It’s drilling rig modifications business unit recently won a scope of work for Woodside Energy on its Greater Enfield subsea development, where ICON’s engineers will provide interface work on the contracted drilling rig.
The work involves detailed design and fabrication in Perth and Singapore, shipyard installation and offshore commissioning.
The Greater Enfield win wasn’t a one-off contract that emanated from ICN Gateway. ICON also won a project to deliver a Subsea Pipeline Pig Launcher/Receiver Levelling System for the recently-commissioned Ichthys LNG development in the Timor Sea. The Ichthys LNG development was another project that was promoted heavily via the ICN network.
“ICN WA has been working closely with both Woodside and Ichthys to identify local capability,” Manager Charles Kobelke says.
“Both major project owners took advantage of ICN Gateway to call for expressions of interest, as well as advertise work packages.
“Once again, this proves the value of Gateway, ICN and local networks to international primes and EPCs.”
Another contract for the Ichthys project that ICON was successful in winning was the design of a concrete gravity base and two mid-depth buoys. These support the flexible flowlines carrying hydrocarbons from the wellheads on the seabed to the Ichthys processing vessel on the surface. This involved the innovative use of syntactic foam, in conjunction with Perth-based manufacturer, Matrix Composites and Engineering.
Founding partner and Managing Director of ICON Engineering David Field said innovation was one of the hallmarks of ICON’s history.
“We have helped clients save millions of dollars in project costs by using drilling rigs as construction assets – not a common practice but one that can avoid the use of costly construction barges,” he says.
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