13 June 2011 12:29 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Energy giant Shell said on Monday it plans to install a second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project in the Indian Ocean as soon as ?xml:namespace>
Development of the Greater Sunrise field has been delayed by disagreements between East Timor and
"As soon as
Meanwhile, front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for Shell's first FLNG facility, known as Prelude, is expected to be completed some time this year, Gilmour said.
The vessel – the first megastructure of its kind – will be built by
The Prelude facility, to be moored some 200km (124 miles) from the nearest land in
The facility should be ready by 2017, Gilmour said.
The FLNG plant, which Shell says will be the world's largest offshore floating facility, will be 488m (1,601ft) long and weigh around 600,000 tonnes when its storage tanks are full.
Gilmour declined to reveal the cost of the Prelude facility, saying: “We do not comment on the capex [capital expenditure] of the projects.”
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