Toll begins construction of LNG logistics base in Darwin

The Toll Group has started work this week on the offshore logistics base it is constructing for INPEX’s Ichthys Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Project in Darwin.

“It is heartening to see what is essentially a ‘vote of confidence’ investment by INPEX and Toll in the Northern Territory,” said Northern Territory Chief Minister, Adam Giles, who was joined at the official ceremony by Toll Global Resources CEO David Jackson, and INPEX Director, Corporate Coordination Hitoshi Okawa.

“Not only will this supply base create up to 120,000 man-hours of employment during construction, and up to 20 permanent jobs once completed, but it will also create flow-on employment for all of the services that will support the base.

“As part of our push for Northern Australia development, the Government is working to establish the Territory as a central support base for the offshore LNG industry. This project is an important step in that direction.”

According to Toll, the company will construct and operate the base for global oil and gas exploration and production company INPEX on a four-and-a-half hectare site in Darwin’s East Arm industrial precinct. The base will remotely support the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s major offshore facilities in the Ichthys Field, about 820 kilometres southwest of Darwin in the Browse Basin.

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