Wood Group Wins More Shell Offshore Work

Published at 12:15PM - 19/01/16

Wood Group wins more Shell offshore work after securing a further contract on the giant Shell Prelude FLNG project offshore Western Australia.

UK based Wood Group announced the news saying the latest US$ multi-million contract was the firms second in under six months.

Wood Group Wins Shell Offshore Work

The latest contract will see Wood Group supply the Shell operated Prelude floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) project with both specialist consultancy and integrity management services for its flexible risers.

The contract covers a duration from pre production to ongoing management post production startup, with inspection; monitoring and testing included in the range of services for the latter.

Wood Group Kenny

Wood Group will manage the contract through its Wood Group Kenny office in Western Australia.

Commenting on the contract award, Wood Group Kenny CEO, Bob MacDonald, said: “The flexible risers are a safety critical component of the subsea system.”

“We look forward to working with Shell and applying our specialist expertise to the project, which has specific challenges given the cyclonic conditions; making integrity even more pertinent.”

“Wood Group Kenny has a market leading position in Australia for providing subsea operations and integrity support, including extensive experience in FLNG. We will service this contract using entirely local expertise from our Perth office.”

Shell Prelude

The giant Shell Prelude FLNG project will sit approximately 295 miles (475km) offshore western Australia.

The Prelude will be the world’s first floating liquified natural gas facility and the world’s largest offshore facility ever constructed, with a displacement of around 600,000 tonnes –  more than five times the displacement of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.