INCITIAS Projects Review 2023

Amanda Johnson

A selection of our projects and collaborative achievements from the year. 

As we bid farewell to 2023, INCITIAS takes pride in reflecting on a year marked by innovation, dedication and successful collaborations. Our commitment to engineering excellence has driven us to new heights and it’s with great pleasure we present a brief annual review of some of our noteworthy projects and collaborations.

Matahio Energy Collaboration: Managing Asset Integrity

With Matahio Energy, we developed an innovative subsea tooling solution, custom designed to open a damaged subsea valve, creating opportunities for production optimization.

The solution involved the creation of a bespoke friction plate and a 3D-printed tooling package, which was deployed in 300 metres water depth, offshore in the Philippines.

A great example of our successful innovative Original Equipment creation and collaboration projects. 

See the tool in action here

Germany’s first stationary LNG and regasification terminal in Brunsbúttel

INCITIAS is proud to be a part of this project and bring our expertise to the table. Joining the project earlier in the 2023, as the Schäfer Group and COBRA/CSGN, we ensured compliance with German regulations for Germany’s first onshore LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel.

Recently, Scháfer received the contract from the Spanish EPC consortium.

Read more about it here.

FAT of Noble parts for our Hose Reels

The INCITIAS Melbourne team is working on a renewable energy project for a French client. We recently undertook Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) for the engineered, high precision components, which we refer to as ‘Noble parts’. As system integrators, we select and use readily available, proven components (off-the-shelf) and modify/integrate them into our original products.

For more information about this project and further updates, please see the link below to read about it. 

Factory Acceptance Testing: Ensuring Precision and Performance



FSO Pargo in Situ

The FSO Pargo reached its field in Brazil and was moored safely in 2023. With a recent announcement about its first successful maritime agency (production), posted early in this new year (2024), read about it here

INCITIAS designed, built and installed this custom hose reel in less than 10 months from the award, amid the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. This project involved innovative approaches to reduce costs, such as powering the hose reel from the FSO hydraulic power unit and streamlining fabrication and assembly processes. Resulting in a successful delivery and installation on the FSO Pargo at DryDocks World Dubai, earning praise from the client for our agility and quality processes.

Read about our project work and original equipment builds here:




The Commissioning of the HKLTL LNG Terminal

This project, spanning from 2015 to 2023, reshaped energy infrastructure in Hong Kong, guaranteeing stable and sustainable power. From incredible drone footage (shown below) showcasing the terminal’s scale during the day and night, to the unwavering dedication of our exceptional team, this project underscores the power of collaboration and expertise.

As the HK Offshore LNG Terminal project neared its operation, INCITIAS reflected on our role in this initiative. The innovative project was a remarkable partnership between CLP, HK Electric and INCITIAS. From conceptualization in 2015, to critical contributions in environmental assessments, project development, EPC support, and specialized engineering services through 2023, we played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of this landmark project.

Safe commissioning was achieved late 2023; our congratulations were wished to all involved in this remarkable project and achievements.

HK Offshore LNG Terminal


This selection of INCITIAS’ projects delivered in 2023, reflects our determination to provide innovative systems and solutions for our clients. The success of these projects is a testament to the dedication of our team and the strength of our partnerships. Bring on 2024 and the projects yet to be delivered.

For more information please contact: Bastiaan Scheepers

Engineering Services

INCITIAS Services and Original Products are supported by in-house team of engineers and designers:

  • Naval architects
  • Process engineers
  • Mechanical and Marine engineers
  • Safety and risk engineers
  • Structural and civil engineers
  • Electrical and instrumentation engineers
  • Subsea engineers
  • Construction supervisors

Naval Architecture services:

  • Hydrodynamic analysis
  • Hydrostatic analysis
  • Offshore and nearshore mooring systems design 
  • Design in accordance with IMO and class requirements

Process Engineering services:

  • Cryogenic system engineering for LNG, ethane, LPG, and hydrogen
  • Chemical engineering for olefins, biodiesel, and chemical bulk handling
  • Natural gas networks
  • Fuel systems
  • Jetty topsides for conventional oil and LNG
  • FPSO topsides design
  • Process system commissioning

Mechanical and Marine Engineering services:

  • Original equipment and machinery design
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic system design
  • Cryogenic pressure vessel design
  • Piping systems design
  • Package engineering
  • Marine systems integrations
  • Cargo and ballast systems, HVAC, and cooling propulsion solutions

Safety and Risk Engineering services:

  • Explosion studies
  • Gas dispersion studies
  • Cooling water dispersion studies
  • QRA, HAZOP and HAZID coordination

Structural Engineering services:

  • Marine and offshore structure design
  • Structure life extension
  • Fatigue studies
  • Asset integrity

Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering services:

  • Load lists
  • Shore-to-ship power connections
  • Power system design
  • LV and MV engineering
  • Subsea electrical systems engineering
  • Process and machinery instrumentation design

Subsea Engineering services:

  • ROV operations engineering
  • Subsea intervention engineering
  • Subsea pipeline system design
  • Flexible flowline and umbilical design

FPSO External Riser turret mooring

Mooring Handling LIFTING BEAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY Original Equipment

Hose Reel 3D hybrid render

FPSO Bow Extension 3D modelling

FPSO Decommissioning

Our clients find our experience invaluable during FPSO decommissioning planning and execution, using the INCITIAS teams’ ability to assess the most suitable strategy, based on the project and local authority’s requirements. Our team has extensive experience in the design and installation of FPSO mooring systems, risers and umbilicals.


We can support the client decommissioning plan with the following services:


  • Decommissioning option selection study and recommendation
  • Cost estimate and assessment of cost escalation
  • Contracting strategy options selection and recommendation
  • Integrated owner engineering team
  • Original equipment to unlock value in the decommissioning plan
  • Project management of decommissioning team and sub-contractor


Examples of typical deliverables for FPSO Decommissioning are:


  • Execution plan and cost estimation
  • Riser, umbilical and mooring disconnection analysis
  • Vessel spread selection and market enquiry
  • Decommissioning story board, tools and resource lists 
  • Design and build of original equipment 
  • ROV campaign support
  • Decommissioning schedule and procedure
  • Request for quotation, bid assessment and recommendation 

Single Point Mooring system

Turret Mooring

Independent Verification Design

Working together with INCITIAS, clients can obtain objective evidence of asset compliance with project requirements.

With our independent verification design process, INCITIAS applies an efficient risk-based assessment method to prioritise critical elements of the asset.


An INCITIAS comprehensive review can include:


  • Desktop review of design documents
  • Review of HAZID, EIA and QRA findings
  • Risk ranking of asset elements
  • Preparation of review plan
  • Client approval of review plan
  • Execute review plan, including on-site performance verification
  • Issue of certification certificate

We work together with our clients to ensure the appropriate level of review is carried out.

Operations & Maintenance Support

INCITIAS combines our Engineering expertise with real world Operations and Maintenance experience.  We support our clients with O&M development and management activities including:


  • Enterprise management system development
  • Organisation structure development and evaluation
  • Systems and procedures development and review, including detailed procedures, permits and work systems
  • Emergency response systems
  • Defining specific port operations requirements
  • Operation and maintenance training and competency assessment
  • Commissioning activities

Integrated Owner’s Engineering Services

We support Owners with engineering, technical, and project management expertise across LNG, marine, and vessel conversion projects. Our clients can minimise risk and maximise opportunities earlier in project execution, with INCITIAS Owner’s engineering services. 


INCITIAS can provide integrated owner’s engineering services for onshore and offshore projects from a client office, site location or remotely from our offices in Melbourne. 


Typical services are:


  • Design and construction management
  • Customised risk management solutions
  • Specialist LNG process and marine engineering
  • Budget implementation, scheduling, and cost control
  • Non-permanent on-site dedicated offices for project



Indicative deliverables are:


  • Technical document reviews
  • Project bankability documents 
  • Basis of design
  • Functional performance specification
  • Resource plan and project schedule
  • Request for quotation and technical bid evaluation
  • Participation in HAZID, HAZOP, QRA, design reviews
  • FAT (Factory Acceptance Tests) certification
  • Work packs for installation contractor

We can be as involved as you require. From specialist resources who consultant on specific aspects of your project, to the provision of a fully integrated Owners team. 

At INCITIAS we develop tailor-made delivery solutions to match your project’s execution strategy and risk profile. Offering a full range of alternative delivery methods enables us to deliver the most effective project outcomes for you.

CLP Jetty Installation during the daytime

Advisory Services

INCITIAS offers integrated technical and commercial advisory services to assist clients advance their projects and provide support for their decision-making process. Clients can reduce risk and maximise opportunities by accessing our team of advisory specialists’ wealth of experience.


Typical advisory services are:


  • Technology assessment and selection. 
  • Commercial risk assessment.
  • Pre-feasibility, feasibility, and pre-FEED and FEED studies.
  • Contract review against the project technical performance.
  • Independent review of project execution plan.

INCITIAS techno-commercial advisory services aligns commercial drivers with feasible and proven technical solutions. Our team’s experience includes facility selection, financial assessment, contracting strategies, construction management and project operations. Assisting clients meet their business objectives using our capabilities to provide insights and solutions. 


Indicative deliverables are:


  • Site selection study
  • Environmental pre-assessment 
  • Technology options, recommendations and definition
  • Review of contract commitment against the facility performance
  • CAPEX and OPEX estimates
  • Financial models, NPV calculation, tolling model, and sensitivity assessment 
  • Project bankability document pack
  • Probabilistic models combining queueing and Monte Carlo assessment for logistic studies
  • HAZID, HAZOP, QRA and project risk assessment 
  • Operations and training requirements definition