Prelude FLNG facility arrives in Australia

Shell Australia has confirmed that its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters.

Prelude is the first deployment of Shell’s FLNG technology, which will see the 488-metre long floating facility extracting and liquefying gas at sea, before it is exported to customers around the globe. The project is located approximately 475 kilometres north-north east of Broome in Western Australia.

On arrival at the Prelude offshore gas field, pre-installed mooring chains will be lifted from the seabed and secured to the facility. Once secure, the hook-up and commissioning process will begin.

The facility was built by the Technip Samsung Consortium at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

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