The first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has left Shell’s floating LNG facility Prelude some 475kms north-east of Broome in Western Australia.
Reporting the sailing of the first shipment on June 11, Shell and its joint venture partners Inpex Corp, of Japan, Korean Gas Corp, of South Korea, and the Overseas Petroleum & Investment Corp, part of the CPC Corp, of Taiwan said the shipment was being delivered by the Spanish-flag LNG carrier Valencia Knutsen to customers in Asia in late June. The ship has a capacity of 173,400 cu m.
The Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility will produce 3.6mn tonnes a year of LNG, 1.3mn tonnes a year of condensate and 0.4mn tonnes a year of LPG. She is 490m long. The first shipment was originally due to have been made last year