PACC Offshore Services (Posh) has won a contract from Technip Oceania to support Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in the Browse Basin, off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
The 750-pax semi-submersible accommodation vessel (SSAV), Posh Arcadia, will be deployed to provide accommodation support for hook-up and the project’s commissioning phase.
In January this year, the Posh Terasea joint venture, comprising Posh and Terasea, was appointed to provide towage and positioning services for the Prelude FLNG facility.
Posh CEO Gerald Seow said: "The contract award for the Posh Arcadia marks our second contract award for Shell’s Prelude FLNG Project.
"We will continue our focus on ensuring that Posh Arcadia delivers its services efficiently, safely and without incident."
The Posh Arcadia DP3 floatel has been designed to offer safety and comfort when working in deepwater and harsh environments.
International certification and classification group Det Norske Veritas certified the vessel as ‘Clean Comfort Class’.
The vessel has been constructed to meet environmental emission standards and stringent noise and vibration control requirements.
The final investment decision on the Prelude FLNG project was taken by Shell on 20 May 2011.
Once operational, the facility is expected to annually produce at least 5.3 million tonnes (Mtpa) of liquids, 3Mtpa of LNG, 1.3Mtpa of condensate and 400,000tpa of liquefied petroleum gas.
Prelude is 67.5% owned by Shell, 17.5% by Inpex, 10% by Kogas and 5% by CPC.