Shell announced that the first shipment of LNG has sailed from Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility located 475kms North East of Broome in Western Australia.
Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it had shipped the first condensate cargo from its Prelude FLNG project off northwestern Australia over the weekend.
At 488m in length, and longer than four football pitches, Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility was always going to represent a formidable challenge even for the skilled tug masters who were charged with towing the facility.
Prelude is the first deployment of Shell’s FLNG technology, that will see a 488 metre long floating facility extracting and liquefying gas at sea, before it is exported to customers around the globe.
Specialist offshore service contractor, POSH Terasea, has secured a project to provide towage and positioning services for the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (“FLNG”) platform – the world’s largest offshore facility ever constructed.
From the installation of the last giant topside module in South Korea, to the completion of a 17 kilometre long mooring chain in Spain. 2015 has been an extraordinary year in the construction of Prelude, Shell’s world first liquefied natural gas project.
The full scale of Shell’s Prelude FLNG project becomes clear as the last of the topside modules is safely installed. This video ventures high into the sky and deep inside the hull to capture this exclusive glimpse of Prelude.
Video of the launch of the world’s largest floating structure – Shell’s Prelude FLNG as its hull floats for the very first time.
Watch this great time-lapse video of the 488-metre-long hull of the Shell revolutionary Prelude FLNG floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility is floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is currently under construction.