FLNG requires the integration of technologies from all of Technip’s core activities: LNG process, offshore facilities and subsea infrastructure. Technip’s leading position within these sectors and unique technology makes us a partner of choice for this emerging market.
FLNG places gas liquefaction facilities directly over the offshore gas fields, eliminating the need for long-distance pipelines and extensive onshore infrastructure, making it an attractive alternative for the monetization of offshore gas field.
Building upon our experience in major LNG, FPSO and subsea infrastructure projects, Technip is uniquely positioned to manage all aspects of the design and delivery of new generation FLNG vessels as shown by the award of ground-breaking contracts in this field:
In mid-2009, Shell awarded Technip, as leader of a consortium, a 15-year Master Agreement for the design, construction and installation of multiple Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facilities. Technip and its partner are executing the FEED for Shell’s generic FLNG solution with a 3.5 Mtpa LNG capacity.
In late 2009, Petrobras awarded Technip and partners a lump sum contract for the FEED of a proposed FLNG unit as part of a design competition. This project would be the first FLNG unit in Brazil and is to be designed for a capacity of approximately 2.7 Mtpa of LNG.
In March 2010, Shell awarded the Technip-led consortium a further two contracts for the FEED and EPCI (subject to FID) for its Prelude FLNG development offshore Australia.
In 2011, Technip and its consortium partner will perform a FEED contract for a 1 Mtpa FLNG unit located in Malaysian waters for Petronas and MISC.
Technip will work with clients to evaluate the relative economics between onshore and offshore LNG and help select the most appropriate solution for each specific project.
For further information on Technip’s FLNG capabilities see the Floating LNG Brochure.
Offshore LNG Transfer
FLNG requires a safe and reliable means of transferring the LNG product from the FLNG vessel to an LNG (shuttle) tanker. Technip has built on its leading position as provider of flexible risers and flowlines, to develop a flexible cryogenic hose for offloading LNG. Its Aerial LNG Loading system (ALLS) is approved for industry use and a floating hose option is currently undergoing the qualification process. The use of a long flexible hose based system allows a greater vessel separation and therefore enhanced safety during the offloading operation (compared to conventional loading arm systems). The use of flexible hoses also permits the offloading operation to be performed in more severe environmental conditions.
For further information see the Marine LNG Transfer & Facilities brochure.