machinemonitor ® , a subsidiary of the MM Group of companies and locally-based business, has secured a three-year contract with four-years of extension options to supply the full scope of high voltage electrical testing services for INPEX Ichthys – ranked as one of the most significant oil and gas projects in the world.
MM Group will provide the full suite of electrical testing services across all major assets in the project. MM Group will help in to ensure the reliability of thousands of critical assets, including generators, high voltage cables, switchgear, transformers and motors.
MM Group will also provide the cloud-based asset management information systems for a holistic view of overall plant health; repair management services and engineering consulting services and training.
Founder and Chairman, Mike Davis said the contract represents a significant milestone in the evolution of the MM Group.
“We have embarked on a journey of strategic growth and development to be able to supply the full suite of asset management services across the electrical single line diagram,” Mike said.
“This enables companies like INPEX to engage MMGroup as their sole supplier of high voltage electrical asset management services. We are very excited to play such an important role in this unique megaproject.”
Newly appointed CEO of MM Group, Adam Van Dyck said INPEX has adopted a holistic approach to asset management with a vision of driving the highest safety, reliability and production efficiency from their assets.
“After a rigorous 18-month competitive tender process, we are delighted to be selected as the sole provider in what is possibly the largest holistic electrical condition monitoring contract ever awarded in Australia,” Adam said.
“We are proud to partner with INPEX in realising their vision.”
The Ichthys LNG Project is currently nearing the end of construction, with an estimated construction cost of USD$34 billion and an operational life of 40 years.
Located offshore western Australia and 820 kilometres southwest of Darwin, the project currently employs around 7,500 construction workers and will produce 8.9 million tonnes of LNG gas per annum.
To indicate the sheer scale of this megaproject, INPEX Ichthys has the capacity to generate around the same amount of power as the rest of the entire Northern Territory combined.
MM Group consists of machine monitor ®, TxMonitor ®, LIVE, GenServices, OCAM tools and AusTorque.
IMAGE | Ichthys LNG Project Bladin Point onshore facilities.
The MM Group of companies are experts in the management of high voltage electrical rotating machines, transformers, cables, switchgear and auxiliary equipment. Electrical asset management services to plant owners are a key deliverable to achieve reliable lifecycleoperation of assets at the lowest practical cost.
The MM Group consists of machinemonitor ®, TxMonitor ®, LIVE, GenServices, OCAM tools and AusTorque and has headquarters in Newcastle, Australia with offices in Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Melbourne and Hamilton – New Zealand.