Prelude, with a hull longer than the Empire State Building, the biggest ship in the world, has floated out of dry dock in Geoje, South Korea. Watch the video…
The 488-m-long and 74 m wide Prelude, will soon go to an off-shore natural gas field near Broome, Western Australia.
It will serve as Shell‘s floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.
Its total storage capacity is 430 million liters, equal to 175 Olympic swimming pools.
Years in the planning and now becoming a reality, the world’s first FLNG facility has floated. Meet the team working on Prelude FLNG as they take you behind the scenes at this mega project.
Matthias Bichsel, Shell Projects & Technology Director, said:
“Making FLNG a reality is no simple feat. A project of this complexity – both in size and ingenuity – harnesses the best of engineering, design, manufacturing and supply chain expertise from around the world. Getting to this stage of construction, given that we only cut the first steel a year ago, is down to the expert team we have ensuring that the project’s critical dimensions of safety, quality, cost and schedule are delivered.”