Shell’s Preclude FLNG: One of the Largest Floating Structures

Shell’s Preclude FLNG – a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Facility is the world’s first FLNG development, and which when completes in 2017, will be one of the largest things to float on the oceans.

People behind the project estimate 260,000 tons of steel to be used in constructing the facility; which would be four times as much that went into constructing the Sydney harbour bridge.

What is Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Technology?

Floating liquefied natural gas technology is a revolutionary concept to explore offshore gas fields. The facility chills the natural gas produced at a temperature of -162 degree Celsius, shrinking the volume by 600 times. This makes LNG easy to transport in large quantities to different parts of the world.

Important Features of Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG)

  • 1600 feet long with a displacement of 600,000 tons
  • Once operational, it will produce at least 5.3 million tonnes per annum of liquid
  • It is 488 meter long and 74 meter wide
  • It is the largest floating offshore facility in the world
  • Can withstand the most powerful cyclones
  • Avoids the need for shoreline pipe crossings, dredging and jetty works

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