Shell has released footage showing the progress made on its landmark Prelude project in the last year.
The company said Prelude is the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project.
Construction work on the giant Prelude production vessel is in its final stages in South Korea. It is 1,600 ft long, 240ft wide and weighs in at 600,000 tonnes.
Once commissioned, it will produce 3.6million tonnes of LNG per year from the Prelude and Concerto gas fields, in the Browse Basin, off the north-west coast of Australia.
The floating facility will chill natural gas produced at the field to –162°C, shrinking its volume by 600 times so it can be shipped to customers in other parts of the world.
Shell’s project partners are Inpex (17.5%), CPC (5%) and Kogas (10%).