SBM Offshore said that it has secured the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract from Technip for three turret mooring systems associated with the proposed Browse FLNG development in Australia.
The contract awarded to SBM Offshore covers the FEED elements of the proposed Browse FLNG development’s turret work, the company said on Monday.
The three, large-scale turrets are expected to be designed similar to and slightly larger in size than the Shell Prelude FLNG turret that SBM Offshore was awarded in 2011 and whose last module integration with the Prelude facility in Korea is currently ongoing.
The proposed Browse project, operated by LNG player Woodside, is located 425 kilometers north of Broome in Western Australia.
The project’s reference case is based on three FLNG facilities to develop the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields in the Browse Basin and is subject to final investment decision targeted for the end of the FEED in the second half of 2016.