VIDEO: Creating History with World’s First FLNG Project
Years in the planning and now execution of what will be the world’s first FLNG facility represents quite a challege for an expert team from Shell, in charge of managing the multi-year construction of the FLNG facility. How is this being done is presented in the folowing video taking you behind the scenes at this mega project.
Shell has laid the keel for Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. When complete, Prelude is expected to be the largest offshore floating facility ever built. The hull will now be assembled in the dry dock, before the turret and the topsides are fitted at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
FLNG will allow Shell to produce natural gas at sea, turn it into liquefied natural gas and then transfer it directly to the ships that will transport it to customers. It will open up new opportunities for countries looking to develop their gas resources and bring more natural gas to market.
World Maritime News Staff, May 8, 2013