Video: The Shell Prelude FLNG Project Takes a Giant Step Forward

It’s the moment of truth for the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas facility which is being build at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea.

After months of construction the Prelude team faces its greatest challenge yet. The two giant sections of the hull are complete; now they must join together. It’s an operation that has been years in the planning. Join the team as they shift over 100,000 tonnes of steel to make it happen.

Once complete, the 600,000 tonnes facility will be almost half a kilometre in length (488 metres or 1,601 feet), which is longer than four soccer fields, and will displace six times as much water as the largest aircraft carrier. It will be moored and hooked up to the undersea infrastructure, around 475 kilometres north-east of Broome, Western Australia.

 

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, October 21, 2013; Video: Shell

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Posted on October 21, 2013

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