The engineering group Monadelphous has won a $200 million Shell Australia contract on its Prelude floating LNG project off the Kimberley coast.
The contract is for major, long-term maintenance and modifications services for the Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project in Browse Basin, 475km northeast of Broome in Western Australia.
Monadelphous will provide maintenance, brownfield modifications and turnaround services to the LNG process plant, support utilities, hull and non-process infrastructure including accommodation and control rooms.
The contract is for an initial seven years with a further two, 2 year extension options. This is expected to create business opportunities and employment for local and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Prelude FLNG development will be the largest offshore facility ever constructed and will be the first deployment by Shell of its FLNG technology
. The technology allows for the production, liquefaction, storage and transfer of LNG at sea, as well as the ability to process and export LPG and condensate.
Monadelphous managing director Rob Velletri said the company’s long-term goal was to become the partner of choice in the provision of floating LNG services. “This contract is of significant strategic importance to Monadelphous,” he said.
The news comes after Monadelphous was awarded a new three year facilities maintenance contract in August to support the Barrow Island assets operated by Chevron Australia
and, earlier this month, announced new contracts and contract extensions worth $150 million.