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Hyundai Heavy Develops FLNG Model

Hyundai FLNG Model

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder and offshore facilities contractor announced today that the Company completed developing its own Hyundai FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Plant) model in association with Linde AG, an international industrial gases and engineering company of Germany.   The Hyundai FLNG has an annual production capacity of 2.5 million tons of LNG and can store about 193,800 m3 LNG with its compact size of 355 m in length, 70 m width and 35 m in height. The FLNG, existing only as a concept as for now, is a special floating vessel that can produce natural gas, liquefy it, and offload it directly to an LNG carrier. Hyundai Heavy conducted risk and safety evaluations of the FLNG and received the approval-in-principle from the Norway’s DNV.   The FLNG consists of hull and topside facilities. The topside includes not only liquefaction and pre-treatment units but also utilities such as fresh water supply unit, the air compression, heat source and power generation systems. The development of Hyundai FLNG makes Hyundai Heavy the only company in the world that can conduct engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning for both the topside and hull part. Since Hyundai FLNG takes 25% less time to build compared to the onshore liquefaction and storage plant


Shell Floating LNG Technology, Greater Sunrise Project

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Shell’s Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) technology has been selected as the Sunrise Joint Venture’s preferred option for developing the Greater Sunrise gas fields in the Timor Sea. Subject to final detailed agreements, government approvals and a final investment decision Shell will operate the FLNG facility and manage the design and build phases of the FLNG project for the Sunrise Joint Venture participants.


Shell Moves Forward with Floating LNG

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Shell announces final investment decision on Prelude Floating LNG project in Australia. The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has taken the final investment decision on the Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Project in Australia (100% Shell), building the world’s first FLNG facility. Moored far out to sea, some 200 kilometres from the nearest land in Australia, the FLNG facility will produce gas from offshore fields, and liquefy it onboard by cooling.


Contruction Starts on World's Biggest Offshore Floating Facility

Shell celebrates the first steel cut for the first steel cut for the game-changing Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project’s substructure. The sheet of steel weighs 7.6 tonnes, is 4.3 metres wide, 13.8 metres long and 16.5 millimetres thick. (Photo: Shell)

At 1601 ft. long  x 242.7 ft. wide, the Prelude FLNG facility will be the largest offshore floating facility ever built.  A new milestone was reached in the world’s use of LNG as fue, as Shell celebrated the cutting of first steel for the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility’s substructure with joint venture participants, Inpex and KOGAS, and lead contractor, the Technip Samsung Consortium


Lloyd’s Releases Guide for FLNG Facilities

Lloyd’s Register published a rule set to guide the design, construction and operation of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facilities – the biggest, most complex floating structures ever seen – meaning natural gas will now be safer, cheaper and have a lower environmental footprint, the company said. Launched today, Lloyd’s Register’s Offshore Rules for FLNG vessels and facilities are based on a real-world projects and extensive work with key industry


DW Publishes New FLNG Market Forecast

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Floating LNG market poised for increased investment and activity, report finds. Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecast total expenditure of $64.4bn from 2014-2020 in its new FLNG market report. Two-thirds of this spend is attributed to liquefaction infrastructure, while the remaining is from import and regasification facilities. The previous seven-year period saw minimal investment in floating liquefaction infrastructure, however, with the introduction of floating LNG vessels


ABS Says Time Is Now for Floating LNG Concept

ABS Vice President of Global Gas William J. Sember. Photo courtesy ABS.

ABS Vice President of Global Gas William J. Sember said the classification society is in advanced stages of design review for a number of Floating LNG (FLNG) concepts, as this technology moves ever closer to reality. Speaking at the Gastech 2011 conference, where he chaired the technical session on FLNG terminals and systems, Sember noted that as recently as five years ago, floating solutions for the import and export of LNG were still considered new and novel concepts.


Technip Samsung Consortium Begins Shell’s FLNG Facility

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Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd (Shell) has given notice to a Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC) to proceed with the construction of the first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in the world. TSC will provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation for the FLNG facility Shell will deploy at its Prelude gas field off the northwest coast of Australia. Moored far out at sea, some 200 kilometres from the nearest land


Shell Prelude FLNG Project – Loading Gear Contract

FMC Technologies awarded offshore loading arm systems contract FMC Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement with Technip France, on behalf of the Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC), to supply offshore loading arm systems as part of the 'Shell Prelude' Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Project. FMC's scope of supply includes seven offshore footless marine loading arms, four for liquefied natural gas and three for liquefied petroleum gas


FLNG Construction – LR Introduce Rules

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Lloyd's Register (LR) introduce FLNG platform classification Rules after work on Shell's 'Prelude' platform LR say theirs are the first comprehensive Rules for FLNG facilities to be based on a real-world project. At the World Gas Conference 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, LR launched its Rules for Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Platforms, formulated through their extensive work with Shell on its Prelude FLNG project .  Upon completion, Prelude will be the largest manmade floating object


Floating Production Inventory Continues to Grow

Jim McCaul, IMA

The number of floating production systems continues to grow;  349 floating production units are now in service, on order or off-field/being remarketed.  This inventory is 5% higher than a year ago, 27% higher than five years ago.  


Korea's HHI Shows Diverse LNG Carrier Models at Gastech

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI),  claimed to be the world’s biggest shipbuilder, and the only one in Korea capable of constructing both Membrane type and Moss type LNG carriers, informs it will exhibit at the upcoming Gastech 2014 show in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.


Canadian Minister of Industry Visits KOTUG

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Canadian Minister of Industry, the Honorable James Moore, visited the KOTUG’s Headquarters and sailed on board of the hybrid Rotortug RT Adriaan, the so-called E-KOTUG, in the Port of Rotterdam. The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper and the Minister of Industry


Robert Allan Sign Tugboat Design Contracts in Netherlands

Contract signing: Photo Robert Allan

Robert Allan Ltd informs of the signing of two contracts during a recent Canadian Trade Mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Details of the contracts are as follows: Contract for ART 80-32 The first signing covered the new ART 80-32, designed by Robert Allan Ltd


What’s New with Floating Production?

Jim McCaul, International Maritime Associates

Currently, 319 oil/gas floating production units are now in service, on order or available for reuse on another field.  FPSOs account for 65% of the existing systems, 75% of systems on order. Another 24 floating LNG processing systems are in service or on order


Drydocks World to Build Mega Jack-up Rig for the North Sea

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Drydocks World, international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors, signed an Agreement with Drill One Capital for building the “Dubai Expo 2020 NS” mega jack-up rig. Gusto MSC, a major partner in the project


Emerson Wins Shell Prelude UPS Contract

Artists impression of Prelude FLNG courtesy of Shell

Emerson Network Power, a US-based Emerson business, says it has been selected as the main uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems provider for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project


Ecospeed to Coat EXMAR Caribbean FLNG

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In order to tap into Colombian stranded gas reserves, Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation and EXMAR nv have partnered in a project to build and operate a floating LNG liquefaction, and storage unit, the Caribbean FLNG, which will be stationed at a jetty several kilometers off the Caribbean coast


EXMAR Commits to LPG with New Charters

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EXMAR LPG has been awarded Statoil ASA’s time charter requirement for two environment-friendly 38,000 m³ (Midsize) LPG newbuildings intended for LPG trading within North West Europe. Both performing vessels are part of EXMAR LPG’s existing orderbook and are being built at Hanjin


KT Vessels to Support Shell’s Prelude FLNG

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Shell Australia has awarded a major contract for the design, construction and operation of three Infield Support Vessels (ISVs), which will create approximately 80 local jobs and support its Prelude FLNG Project, located 475km north-north east of Broome, in Western Australia.


Floating Production Market Forecast

Jim McCaul, IMA

$136 billion expenditures forecast for Floating Production Unit purchases over the next five years Today, 319 oil/gas floating production units are now in service, on order or available for reuse on another field. FPSOs account for 65% of the existing systems, 74% of systems on order.


The FLNG Market is Poised for Growth

Amanda Tay

Significant Growth in FLNG Market as Export Projects Gain Traction; Natural Gas to Lead Energy Demand There are many different views on the future of energy supplies, but strong agreement in two areas; over the next 25 years or so population growth and GDP growth in the developing economies


Passively-cooled Cabinets on World’s Largest Vessel

Custom instrumentation protection cabinets that Intertec is producing for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project are designed to withstand Category 5 cyclones.

Enclosure specialist Intertec is supplying high performance environmental protection cabinets for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project. Designed specifically for extended service life in hazardous areas, the shelters incorporate innovative semi-passive cooling technology


Teekay Offshore Buys Towage Firm, Orders New AHTS Vessels

AHTS in ALP Colours: Photo courtesy of Teekay Offshore

Teekay Offshore Partners say they have agreed to acquire ALP Maritime Services B.V. (ALP), a Netherlands-based provider of long-haul ocean towage and offshore installation services to the global offshore oil and gas industry. Details as follows:


DW: Prelude to a $60B FLNG Growth Story?

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Following first steel cutting in late 2012, Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) unit continues to take shape in Samsung’s Geoje shipyard in Korea, Douglas Westwood (DW) said in its Monday report. At 488 meters long by 74 meters wide and with an LNG processing


 
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