Construction works on Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility at the Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje Shipyard in South Korea are in the final stages.
Last week, Japan-based engineering company, JGC Corporation said it has secured a contract to provide the construction management and completion support services for the floating LNG unit, adding that construction work is in its final stages and commissioning well and truly underway.
French LNG engineer Technip has also been awarded additional work on the FLNG unit to 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 of services including concept, FEED, detailed and follow-on engineering services, construction management services, pre-commissioning, commissioning and handover services, scope and portfolio management services, and specialist engineering support to supplement Shell Australia’s team.
With 488m in length and 74m in width, Shell’s Prelude FLNG is the largest facility of its kind.
Once completed at SHI’s 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.
Shell, on Friday, released a video, showing the progress made on the Prelude FLNG project.