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Liquified Natural Gas Technip and Samsung to Cooperate on Shells Offshore Liquified Natural Gas Facility

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Shell recently announced that a Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC) will do the detailed design and construction of Shell's floating liquified natural gas facility Prelude FLNG.

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With a length of roughly 500 meters Shell's floating liquified natural gas facility FLNG will become the biggest ship in history. The FLNG will operate on a deep-sea offshore oilfild in the South Pacific. (Picture: Shell)
With a length of roughly 500 meters Shell's floating liquified natural gas facility FLNG will become the biggest ship in history. The FLNG will operate on a deep-sea offshore oilfild in the South Pacific. (Picture: Shell)

Paris/France) – Geoje/Korea – TSC was chosen to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation for the FLNG facility that Shell will deploy at the Prelude gas field off the northwest coast of Australia. The Prelude FLNG will be moored some 200 kilometers off the Australian coast. With a total length of roughly 500 metres it will be the largest ship ever build. The Prelude FLNG will produce gas from offshore fields and liquefy it onboard by cooling.

Detailed design will be done by TSC at Technip’s offices in Paris, France, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Prelude FLNG will be build at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, Korea, where the Notice to Proceed signing ceremony took place.

Mr Thierry Pilenko, Chairman and CEO of Technip, commented: “Once again Technip is a key partner of a visionary customer pushing back together the limits of technology. This great project is a real breakthrough for the energy industry and a true revolution for offshore natural gas developments. Technip is extremely pleased and proud to bring all the expertise, know-how and skills of its three business segments -Subsea, Offshore and Onshore- all of which will be instrumental in the success of Prelude FLNG. Within our long term relationship with Shell and Samsung Heavy Industries, we hope that this project will be the first of many.”

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Mr In-sik Roh, CEO, President and Director at Samsung Heavy Industries, says: “We are very excited to participate in the Prelude FLNG project, which will be the world's first floating LNG production facility. Samsung believes in the strength of the partnership with Shell and Technip, which will allow us to complete this project successfully. We are confident that this project will help us solidify our position as a clear leader in FLNG construction and development.”

Dr. Matthias Bichsel, Projects and Technology director of Shell, added: “We are tremendously pleased to move ahead with the Prelude Floating LNG project. In the development of the FLNG concept, Shell’s FLNG team has drawn on five decades of expertise in the areas of LNG technology, LNG shipping and engineering of offshore floating oil and gas installations. Our innovative mindset, integrated approach to technology development and mega project delivery expertise allowed us to distil these decades of experience into the development of what will be the largest offshore floating facility on earth.”

“The Technip Samsung Consortium is essential to the success of the Prelude FLNG project,” Matthias Bichsel continued. “We have longstanding relationships withTechnip and SHI, with both companies providing expertise to numerous projects

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