French LNG engineer Technip has secured additional work on Shell’s giant Prelude FLNG unit to be located offshore Western Australia.
The Prelude FLNG is currently being built by the Technip-Samsung Consortium at SHI’s Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
Under the new deal awarded to Technip by Shell’s Australian unit, the Paris-based engineering company will provide multi-disciplinary engineering and design services in support of the Prelude FLNG project, and will allow the smooth delivery of brownfield engineering scope as the project moves into operations.
The contract includes a wide range od services including concept, FEED, detailed and follow-on engineering services, construction management services, pre-commissioning, commissioning and hand-over services, scope and portfolio management services, and specialist engineering support to supplement Shell Australia’s team.
Technip said in a statement issued on Thursday that the company’s operating center in Perth, Western Australia would lead, manage and deliver the contracted work, “providing local expertise for a local solution.”
With 488m in length and 74m in width, Shell’s Prelude FLNG is the largest facility of its kind.
Once completed at the Geoje shipyard, the FLNG facility will be towed to the Prelude gas field offshore Western Australia.
The FLNG is expected to stay moored at the Prelude gas field for 25 years, and is expected to produce 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LPG for export.
LNG World News Staff