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Shell's FLNG facility sets sail 

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Reuters are reporting that Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude FLNG ship has left a shipyard in South Korea for its destination offshore northwest Australia.

Shell's US$12.6 billion Prelude project is expected to start operating next year, after long delays since the oil major first decided to go ahead with the project in 2011.

Once the facility arrives in Australia, it will be secured to the seabed by mooring chains before it can be connected to the gas field and start operating.

The Prelude FLNG was built by a Technip and Samsung Heavy Industries consortium in the South Korean shipyard of Geoje.

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