The Prelude FLNG facility has arrived at its location, the Prelude field, 475km North-North East of Broome. 16 pre-positioned mooring chains will now be lifted from the seabed and secured to the facility. Once secure, the hook-up and commissioning phase of the project can commence which is expected to take between 9-12 months.

A critical part of the hook up and commissioning phase of the Prelude FLNG project will be people movements to and from the Prelude facility. This will take place through Broome WA. Our focus is moving people safely and working together with the Kimberley communities.

The Northern Territory will play a significant role in the supply chain for Prelude, through our Darwin Supply base and our contractors who will manage warehousing, maintenance and logistics.

This is an exciting time for Australia. The majority of Prelude contracts have been awarded to Australian contractors and the project will provide hundreds of skilled jobs for Australians.

The safe and reliable start-up of Prelude’s operations will be our highest priority through the next phase of the project.

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Prelude in Position

Prelude’s arrival in Australian waters this year signalled a shift in focus for the Prelude project. We moved from construction into hook-up and commissioning, and offshored more than 1500 people to carry out the complex task of mooring Prelude to its home for the next 25 years.

Meet Jeremy Walker, Lead Production Technician on Prelude

After working in Geoje, South Korea, on the construction of the Prelude FLNG facility, the Australian Operations Team are now working on the facility offshore. We hear from Lead Production Technician Jeremy Walker on what life is like now Prelude is on location.

Prelude’s fibre optic cable is now connected

Vocus recently announced the successful connection of its high-speed fibre-optic North-West Cable System (“NWCS”), to the INPEX Ichthys LNG Project and Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility located off the north-west coast of Australia.

Mooring Prelude

After a journey of nearly 6000 kms, Prelude FLNG has arrived in Australia where it will produce liquefied natural gas for the next 25 years. But first the project team must moor the largest floating facility ever built. Watch the latest Prelude video here.

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