Australian engineering company Monadelphous Group Limited has announced that it has been awarded a long-term maintenance and modifications services contract to work on Shell Australia’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project located in the Browse Basin.
The $200 million contract, located approximatelly475 kilometres north-northeast of Broome in Western Australia, will see Monadelphous provide maintenance, brownfield modifications and turnaround services to the LNG process plant, support utilities, hull and non-process infrastructure including accommodation and control rooms.
According to the ASX release by Monadelphous, the contract also includes the delivery of fabrication services from Darwin in support of offshore operations.
“The contract, which is for an initial period of seven years with a further two 2-year extension options, is expected to create business opportunities and employment for Local and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,” reads the ASX release.
“Prelude will be the largest floating offshore facility ever constructed, and revolutionise the way offshore natural gas resources and developed. These are a number of FLNG facilities being considered for development around the world.”
Monadelphous Director Rob Velletri said the company was excited to be selected by Shell Australia as a major provider for the Prelude FLNG facility.
“Our long-term goal is to become the partner of choice in the provision of LNG services. This contract is of significant strategic importance to Monadelphous,” Mr Velletri said.
“Our successful history of delivering maintenance services to LNG facilities around Australia demonstrates our leadership in oil and gas maintenance and our capability to deliver a diverse range of operations and maintenance services for both onshore and offshore facilities.”