Shell Australia Pty. Ltd. has let a contract to Norwegian firm DOF Subsea for underwater services and supply of a multipurpose supply vessel to the Prelude floating LNG facility soon to be stationed in the Browse basin 475 km offshore northwestern Western Australia.
The 5-year contract entails inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) work for the vessel and contains two 2-year extension options.
DOF will provide project management, engineering, and integrated services for IMR programs as well as the Prelude facility and options for other vessels.
The 488 m bu 74 m Prelude vessel is currently under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries’ shipyard in South Korea.
The FLNG facility is scheduled to remain on station at the Prelude gas field for 25 years. It will produce 3.6 million tonnes/year of LNG along with 1.3 million tpy of condensate and 400,000 tpy of LPG.