Emerson Process Management will provide automation services for Prelude LNG, Shell's floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, under a contract with Technip-Samsung Consortium.
Emerson will provide the strategy, design and engineering of the production facility's process control and monitoring technologies to support Technip-Samsung Consortium, the project's front-end engineering and design contractor.
Prelude, which is located in the Browse Basin off the coast of Western Australia, will process 3.5 million to four million tonnes of LNG per year, and will process and export liquefied petroleum gas and condensate depending on gas composition.
When fully ballasted, the vessel will weigh an estimated 600,000t and, once production at one gas field is complete, will have the flexibility to relocate to another gas field.
The project is currently in the engineering and design phase of development and subject to a final investment decision.