First LNG Cargo shipped from ‘Prelude FLNG’

Source: press release, 11 June 2019

Prelude team wave from the ‘Prelude FLNG’ facility’s helideck, with the ‘Valencia Knutsen’ berthed side-by-side
Prelude team wave from the ‘Prelude FLNG’ facility’s helideck, with the ‘Valencia Knutsen’ berthed side-by-side (photo: Shell)

Shell, along with its Joint Venture Partners INPEX, KOGAS and OPIC, has announced that the first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas has sailed from Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility located 475 kilometres North East of Broome in Western Australia. This shipment will be delivered by the Valencia Knutsen to customers in Asia.

Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director says, “Today’s first shipment of LNG departed from Prelude FLNG, safely. Everyone involved should be very proud of the work taken to reach this important milestone.”

“Prelude forms an integral part of our global portfolio and plays an important role in meeting the growing demand for more and cleaner energy for our customers around the world,” Wetselaar adds.

Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman Shell Australia says, “Prelude FLNG combines human endeavour and ingenuity from across the globe and here in Australia. We are proud to work with our local communities, suppliers and partners to ensure its safe, reliable operations into the future.”