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Shell Prelude FLNG – Hull 2030 Shell FLNG

Offshore facility with explosion protected luminaires

Explosion-Protection at the largest offshore facility
in western australia


Segment: Complex Engineering

Challenge: Building the largest offshore facility

Background: Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, 200 kilometres (120 miles) offshore of Western Australia. When complete, Prelude is expected to
be the largest offshore floating facility ever built. The hull was assembled in the dry dock, before the turret and topsides were fitted at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje shipyard in South
Korea. FLNG will allow Shell to produce natural gas at sea, turn it into liquefied natural gas and
then transfer it directly to ships that will transport it to customers – eliminating the need for onshore processing facilities. The facility is about a quarter size of an equivalent plant on land.

Solution: Standard Lighting eLLK, eLLB (Recessed Light fittings), Emergency Lighting NIB with longer light output setting (3 h instead of 1.5 h – without battery). Batteries will be delivered at a later stage when the light fittings are installed, to save maintenance costs; special tube
Phillips TL-D Xtreme lamp, long-life tube, 100% recycling, low quicksilver content; PX-floodlights, plugs and sockets.

Results: Cost-efficient building of the largest LNG carrier. Maximum safety in an extremely harsh and hazardous offshore location from a manufacturer with a proven track record for high quality long-life lighting solutions.