State to feed off Ichthys when gas giant reigns
Written on the 4 September 2017
Inpex manages the project from its Australian headquarters in Perth. With about 1300 employees, it has a bigger headcount than the company's Tokyo base. Those numbers are expected to remain stable when operations are under way.
The impact on Broome, the Kimberley base for Ichthys' offshore activities, has been more significant.
After a period in which tourism has been in the doldrums, Broome's business people and officials say that Ichthys, along with Shell's offshore Prelude floating LNG project, has helped sustain the town's economy.
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