3500 NT Jobs Ichthys Gas Project Browse Basin - iMINCO

3500 NT Jobs – Ichthys Gas Project

3500 NT jobs will be required in the Territory during the peak of the four-year construction phase of the NT jobs Ichthys gas project near Darwin.

Operated by Japanese resource giant Inpex and its partners, the huge Ichthys Gas Field lies in the massive offshore Browse Basin in North West Australia.

Located 900 kilometres west-south-west of Darwin in the Timor Sea, the Ichthys Gas Field gas will be piped (when fully operational) to a processing plant at Blaydin Point in Middle Arm Peninsula in Darwin Harbour.

“The Ichthys project will provide 19% of N.T.`s Gross Domestic Product”

FIFO construction workers are already being housed in the accommodation village which is located in Howard Springs and consists of single air-conditioned rooms with en-suite facilities. The rooms are regularly serviced and have televisions with cable and free-to-air stations.

There are also medical facilities, large dining area and health and fitness areas.

Sean Kildare, Inpex General Manager said the project is on schedule, with the first batch of 200 workers moving into the accommodation village this week and a regular flow of new workers becoming involved up to 2016-17

“8 million tonnes of natural gas every year”

When it goes into production in late 2016 it will be producing 8 million tonnes of natural gas every year for 40 years, destined for overseas markets.

Mr Kildare allayed the fears of local businesses, explaining that after construction, the project will have a yearly expenditure of half a billion dollars over its 40 year lifespan.

When production begins in late 2016, the project will provide 19% of N.T.`s Gross Domestic Product.

How To Get Involved:

Below are subcontractors associated with the construction of the Ichthys Project onshore LNG facilities. This official list will grow as more packages are awarded to subcontractors.

  • Macmahon John Holland JV
  • Laing O’Rourke Australia Pty Ltd
  • Leighton Contractors Pty Limited
  • Kentz
  • BAM Clough
  • CH2MHill UGL JV
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Laing O’Rourke

You can get more information on the above subcontractors by going to:


The Ichthys subcontractors will be looking for the following positions over the next six months:

  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Electrical Mechanics
  • Electrical Trades Assistants
  • Labourers
  • Crane Operators
  • Riggers
  • Doggers
  • Formworkers
  • Pipelayers
  • Concretors

Get among the action – go to Darwin for gas jobs

One of the best ways to get a job on the Ichthys Project is to move to Darwin. If you’re on the ground and are work-ready, your chances of getting a start are greatly improved..this project needs workers now!

Job seekers and all subcontractors associated with the construction of the onshore LNG Facility project can apply on the website:

  • www.ichthysjobs.com

If you’re in Darwin the JKC Construction Employment and Mobilisation Centre (CEMC) is located at 22 Mitchell Street, Darwin. Their office hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

To bring yourself up to speed with the Ichthys Gas Project we suggest you read the following articles which also covers information in how to get NT jobs:

Reference: Ichthys Gas Project Browse Basin – North West Australia, Darwin Norther Territory

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