GEOJE, South Korea– Construction has started on the Prelude FLNG project - the world’s biggest offshore floating facility.
Shell celebrated the cutting of first steel for the facility’s substructure with joint venture participants, Inpex and KOGAS, and lead contractor, the Technip Samsung Consortium, at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
When completedPrelude will be 488 m (1,601 ft) long and 74 m (243 ft) wide. When fully equipped and with its cargo tanks full, it will weigh more than 600,000 metric tons (661,387 tons). There will be more than 3,000 km (1,864 mi) of electrical and instrumentation cables on the facility.