Emerson has announced that it has been selected by Shell Australia to provide automation maintenance and reliability services for Shell’s Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) facility.
Since 2010, Emerson has served as Main Automation Contractor on the Prelude project, responsible for process control and monitoring technologies that will help Shell operate the FLNG project safely and efficiently. Under the new multi-year support contract, Emerson experts will provide ongoing reliability and maintenance services for a broader range of equipment.
Emerson and its local business partner, Western Process Controls, will provide equipment monitoring, diagnostic services, spares support, and maintenance for the FLNG facility’s control and safety systems, as well as its instruments and valves.
Two expert Emerson engineers onboard Prelude will work with other team members who remotely monitor the FLNG facility’s automation from Shell’s operations centre in Perth, Australia. The centre’s high-tech Collaborative Work Environment will also enable the Emerson team to consult with Shell specialists as they use a proactive maintenance strategy to detect potential concerns, identify corrective actions, and arrange for delivery of any required equipment to the facility.
Prelude, which is currently is under construction in Geoje, South Korea, is expected to remain on station at least 25 years as Shell and its partners develop gas reserves in the Browse Basin’s Prelude and Concerto fields.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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