Shell’s Gigantic Prelude FLNG Sets Sail for Australia

Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has set sail from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on its 5,800-kilometer journey across the ocean to its new home offshore north-western Australia. At 488 meters long by 74 meters wide, the 600,000-tonne Prelude FLNG is the largest offshore structure ever built. To put that in … [Read more...]

U.S. Approves Exports from First Floating LNG Terminal in Gulf of Mexico

By Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) -- The first floating terminal proposed to export natural gas out of the Gulf of Mexico has been cleared by U.S. regulators to send cargoes overseas. Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corp.’s Delfin liquefied natural gas project gained approval from the Energy Department on Thursday to send 1.8 billion cubic feet of LNG a day to countries that don’t … [Read more...]

World’s First Floating LNG Plant Misses the Boat on LNG Pricing

By Dan Murtaugh and James Paton (Bloomberg) -- It’s longer than three soccer fields, heavier than two aircraft carriers and powerful enough to chill gas into liquid colder than the surface of Jupiter. And its maiden voyage couldn’t have come at a worse time. The world’s first modern vessel for producing liquefied natural gas was ordered by Petroliam Nasional Bhd in … [Read more...]

Photos: DSME Completes World’s First Floating LNG Facility PFLNG SATU

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co has completed construction of the world's first floating liquified natural gas facility at the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. The facility is being built for the Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas.  Final construction was marked on March 4th following a naming ceremony held by Petronas together with partners in … [Read more...]

Rolls-Royce to Power Golar’s New Floating LNG Liquefaction Ship

Rolls-Royce says this week their engines will be installed aboard a new Floating Liquefaction Vessel (FLNGV) that is being converted at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. Two Bergen B35:40V20AG will be installed aboard the Hilli which will supply the on-board power generation for the vessel. These two engines will be fueled exclusively by LNG. Roll-Royce says the power … [Read more...]