An extensive gas field has been discovered off the North-West coast of Australia, in the Timor Sea. To mine this liquid natural gas a floating, semi-submersible platform was built. The LNG is extracted by means of a number of hoses called umbilicals. Hydrauvision has contributed to this project, called Ichthys, by providing the suction spread - including winches, hoses and water pumps. The Ichthys project is one of the largest LNG projects in the world.