Drydocks World, the provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, marked a major milestone with the completion of the world’s largest turret mooring system. At almost 100m high, weighing over 11,000 tons and with a diameter of 26m, the turret will ensure the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility can operate safely in the most extreme weather conditions. The FLNG storage and production facility will be stationed by Shell at its Prelude gas field off the northwest coast of Australia, unlocking new essential energy resources offshore to meet growing demand.
Drydocks World has constructed the turret for SBM Offshore, Technip and Shell. With over 5M LTI-free person-hours completed on the turret project, this is a testament to the impeccable safety record the organisation maintains. This project confirms Drydocks World’s position in turret fabrication, strengthening the company’s position as one of the few worldwide specialists capable of delivering such large-scale projects. Drydocks World has delivered five modules for the Shell FLNG turret mooring system and delivery of module 5 represents the completion of a key milestone of this project, with the turret being the heart of the Prelude FLNG.