First LNG cargo shipped from Shell’s Prelude project

Shell today announced that the first shipment of liquefied natural gas has sailed from its enormous Prelude FLNG production facility, that is located 475 kilometres North East of Broome in Western Australia, in a region that is also known as cyclone alley.

The delivery marks an important milestone in this large LNG project. Shell’s Prelude is the largest floating LNG production facility in the world. The FPSO is equipped with a special mooring turret to keep the facility safe during bad weather. The first shipment will be delivered by the Valencia Knutsen to customers in Asia.

Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director said: “Today’s first shipment of LNG departed from Prelude FLNG, safely. Prelude forms an integral part of our global portfolio and plays an important role in meeting the growing demand for more and cleaner energy for our customers around the world.”

Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman Shell Australia said: “Prelude FLNG combines human endeavour and ingenuity from across the globe and here in Australia. We are proud to work with our local communities, suppliers and partners to ensure its safe, reliable operations into the future.”

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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