Shell Australia lets contract for Prelude FLNG facility

Shell Australia has let a 5-year contract to Flowserve Corp. for general maintenance services for the Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) facility, which is producing natural gas from Prelude field offshore Western Australia.

Shell Australia has let a 5-year contract to Flowserve Corp. for general maintenance services for the Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) facility, which is producing natural gas from Prelude field offshore Western Australia (OGJ Online, Jan. 7, 2019).

Flowserve will support Prelude from its recently refurbished Quick Response Center (QRC) in Darwin. Since opening in 2003, the Darwin QRC in Yarrawonga has primarily serviced flow control valves and seals. As part of this agreement, Flowserve will expand its capabilities to include maintenance and repair services for centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, heat exchangers, fans and blowers, hydraulic power units, and other related equipment.

The Prelude FLNG facility is an offshore development, producing natural gas from a remote field 475 km north-northeast of Broome in 820 ft of water. It is scheduled to produce 3.6 million tonnes/year of LNG, 1.3 million tpy of condensate, and 400,000 tpy of LPG.

The facility is operated by Shell in a joint venture with Inpex Corp. 17.5%, Kogas 10%, and OPIC 5%.

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