Emerson has secured a contract with Shell Australia to provide automation maintenance and reliability services for their Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.
Prelude is currently under construction in South Korea, before being moved to Australia to commence operations. It will become the world’s largest floating production facility, processing natural gas from subsea wells 475km offshore from Broome, Western Australia.
It is set to produce 3.6 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas as well as volumes of condensate and liquefied petroleum gas.
Emerson has been the main automation contractor on the project since 2010, responsible for process control and monitoring technologies.
Under the new contract, it will provide ongoing maintenance services both onshore and offshore, for a wider range of equipment
Two engineers on-board the project will work in conjunction with team members remotely monitoring the facility’s automation from Shell’s operations centre in Perth.