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Prelude Arrives in Australia

Thursday 27th of July 2017 07:39:34 AM



Shell Australia's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters this week after its 5,800km journey from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

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.

Prelude traveling to Australia

The project is located approximately 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Australia.

Shell had awarded a majority of Prelude contracts to Australian contractors, including engineering company Monadelphous for maintenance and modification services valued at $200 million.

Shell has also partnered with South Metropolitan TAFE in Western Australia to develop specific training for Prelude technicians.

One hundred and fifty technicians have been trained across a broad range of critical skills, including helicopter landing and refuelling skills, rigging, scaffolding and first aid.

West Australian based company CIVMEC, a construction and engineering services provider, constructed the four massive anchor piles for Prelude’s subsea flowlines from their facility in Henderson.

The Prelude project will employ 260 local workers on board the facility during operations and create over a 1500 jobs during the hook-up and commissioning phase of the project.

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