John Wood Group plc announced Tuesday that it has secured a three year contract with Shell Australia to provide consultancy services for the energy company’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project.
As part of the contract, Perth-based Wood Group Kenny will provide specialist consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to, and during, operation of the Prelude FLNG development, which will be located 295 miles north-north east of Broome in Western Australia. The focus of the contract will be the development and implementation of a flexible riser integrity management plan, as well as inspection, monitoring, testing and on call engineering support. This contract, which is effective immediately, follows Wood Group Kenny’s successful design of Prelude’s subsea flowlines.
Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, commented in a company statement:
“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 is the second contract Shell has awarded Wood Group in the last six months. In August 2015, Wood Group PSN commenced a new five year, multi-million dollar contract to provide integrated engineering, construction, maintenance and industrial services to Shell’s four onshore oil fields in Gabon; Rabi, Gamba, Toucan and Koula.
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