A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Exhaust Dispersion Study was carried out by BMT for the ICHTHYS Field Development Project Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, to be located in the Browse Basin off Western Australia, approximately 440 km north of Broome and 800 km southwest of Darwin.
The ICHTHYS natural gas field, located in the Timor Sea, was discovered in 2000 and developed by Inpex. Its total proven reserves are around 12.8 trillion cubic feet (366 billion cubic meters), and production estimated to be around 350 million cubic feet/day (10 million cubic meters/day).
The main objectives of the analysis were to:
A CFD exhaust dispersion study was carried out to establish the temperature rise and toxic gas concentration for a range of wind speeds and directions that had the potential to affect helicopter, personnel and crane operations.
BMT has been commissioned by an International Gas Supplier to conduct an Explosion Impact and Vent Dispersion study for three proposed hydrogen plants to assess the explosion overpressure impacts due to catastrophic failure of selected equipment.
The Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study is the most detailed and comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia. The hydraulic models that were developed underwent rigorous calibration. A sophisticated Monte Carlo approach was used to hydraulically model 11,340 flooding scenarios. The result was a robust and defendable set of design events. The study was fully peer reviewed by a panel of independent experts.
BMT's expertise in port planning and close knowledge of Western Australian ports, BMT provided port expansion options, dredging and construction solutions, and cost estimates for construction and facility operations.
The coastal zone of Byron Shire has a history of erosion and inundation related to ocean storm tides and wave attack.