VIDEO: Finishing Touches on Prelude in 2015

The world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, being constructed for oil and gas major Shell, continues to take shape at a top speed.

The video shows the final stages of construction of the world’s biggest floating production facility that marked this year along with the preparations for the facility’s operation. These include installation of the last giant topside module at Geoje-based Samsung Heavy Industries, taking shape of storage tanks inside the hull and completion of a 17 kilometre long mooring chain in completed in Spain.

Prelude will help unlock new energy resources offshore and has the potential to revolutionise the way natural gas resources are developed, according to Shell.

To be used initially in the Prelude gas field, located some 200 kilometres (around 125 miles) off Australia’s north-west coast, this giant floating facility will liquefy natural gas at sea.

FLNG will be used to access offshore gas fields that would otherwise be too costly or difficult to develop.

Once complete, the facility will have decks measuring 488 by 74 metres, making it longer than four soccer fields.

Video source: Shell

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