ABB to power Prelude FLNG

Offshore staff

ZURICH, SwitzerlandABB will provide electrical equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude floating LNG vessel in the Browse basin offshore northern Australia.

Under the five-year contract, ABB will deliver motors, generators, variable-speed drives, and low-voltage switchgear. In addition, the company will provide service and lifecycle management of this equipment and support for motors from third-party vendors.

This will involve building a spare parts inventory, undertaking workshop repairs, training and offering round-the-clock technical support remotely and on-site.

The electrical system will power 14 gas plant modules for the 488-m (1,601-ft) long, 74-m (243-ft) wide vessel, helping it to produce 5.3 MM tons/yr of liquids.


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