GE Oil & Gas has received a contract from Technip to supply two steam turbine-driven compressors for the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project to be commissioned 200km off Western Australia’s Kimberly Coast.

Work under the contract includes start-up of the facility and two years of training, operation and spare parts.

The Shell Prelude FLNG facility will be 488m long and weigh approximately 600,000t when fully loaded.

The company will also construct a new facility for testing centrifugal compressors and will perform a partial load string test for the steam turbine-driven compressor trains.