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First LNG cargo shipped from Shell's Prelude facility

11/06/2019
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Shell, in conjunction with its joint venture partners INPEX, KOGAS, and OPIC, has today announced that the first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has sailed from Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility located 475km North East of Broome in Western Australia.
The Prelude team wave from the Prelude FLNG Facility's helideck, with the Valencia Knutsen berthed side-by-side.
(The Prelude team wave from the Prelude FLNG Facility’s helideck, with the Valencia Knutsen berthed side-by-side. Image via Shell).

The shipment will be delivered by the Valencia Knutsen to customers in Asia.

Commenting on the first cargo, Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director at Shell said:

“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.”

Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman of Shell Australia, said:

“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.”
A Prelude team member watches as the Valencia Knutsen berths next to the Prelude FLNG Facility to receive the first LNG cargo.
(A Prelude team member watches as the Valencia Knutsen berths next to the Prelude FLNG Facility to receive the first LNG cargo. Image via Shell).

Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility is anticipated to produce 3.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LNG.

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