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Prelude FLNG begins its journey to Australia
2017/06/29
Prelude floating LNG facility (FLNG) left the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, marking a significant milestone for the project.
Prelude floating LNG facility (FLNG) left the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, marking a significant milestone for the project, The project’s operator, Shell said in a statement on 29-Jun.
“The facility, constructed by Technip Samsung Consortium, is being towed to North West Australia, where the next phase of the project will begin,” the operator said, adding that on arrival at the Prelude offshore gas field, 475-Km north-north east of Broome, Western Australia, “pre-installed mooring chains will be lifted from the seabed and secured to the facility. Once secure, the hook-up and commissioning process will begin.”
“The safe and reliable start-up of Prelude’s operations will be the project team’s focus throughout the next phase. Cash flow from the project is expected in 2018,” Shell reminded.
The 3.6 MMT/Y Prelude FLNG project’s shareholders are Shell 67.5%, INPEX 17.5%, CPC 5%, KOGAS 10%.
On 21 Mar. 2017, EnerMech announced that it has been awarded a pre-commissioning subcontract by Prelude FLNG project’s EPC contractor, TechnipFMC, under which EnerMech will work on the pre-installation filling of the risers, riser leak testing, pressure monitoring of the umbilical and electrical steel flying lead during pipelay, and electrical flying leads and umbilical testing.
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Source(s) GLNGI Staff, Image courtesy of Shell