Shell Development (Australia) has selected Technip for a subsea installation contract for the Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility located about 200km off the north west coast of Australia, in the Browse Basin, at a water depth of around 240m.

Under the contract, Technip will provide project management, fabrication, transport and installation by reeling of 12" corrosion resistant alloy clad rigid flowlines.

The company will also supply onshore fabrication of PLETs, flowline appurtenances and rigid spools, transport and installation of the subsea equipment including manifolds, umbilical termination assemblies, rigid spools and flying leads.

The contract also includes management of key interfaces with the hook-up and commissioning of the FLNG facility with timely transport, installation and handover of the flexible risers and umbilical.

The company’s operating centers in Australia and Malaysia will carry out the contract and its spoolbase in Norway will weld the flowline linepipe provided by Shell.

The Deep Energy and the Deep Orient vessels from the Group’s fleet will be used for the offshore campaigns.