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Wood Group awarded new Shell Prelude FLNG contract

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Wood Group has announced that it has secured a three-year contract for work on Shell’s Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) vessel. Wood Group Kenny, which is based in Perth, Australia, will provide consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management. This will continue into the actual operation of Prelude.

Primarily, a flexible riser integrity management plan will be introduced, but inspection, monitoring, testing and engineering support are also covered by the contract.

The CEO of Wood Group Kenny, 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.”

This contract is the second awarded to Wood Group in the last six months as, in August 2015, Wood Group PSN agreed to provide integrated engineering, construction, maintenance and industrial services to the Rabi, Gaba, Toucan and Koula onshore oil fields in Gabon.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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