Australia's $180B LNG Megaproject Boom Enters Final Stretch

Australia's $180B LNG Megaproject Boom Enters Final Stretch
The last massive component of Australia's $180 billion LNG construction boom arrived, stepping up a race between Shell and Inpex to start chilling gas for export in 2018.

Prelude and Ichthys also might see delays during the tropical cyclone season from November through April.

Wood Mackenzie expects a relatively long commissioning for Prelude due to its large scale and new technology, but sees Shell's long experience on LNG projects as an advantage.

"Experience really matters during the commissioning process, which is one of the most challenging parts," Kavonic said.

Inpex and Shell declined interview requests for this story.

(Reporting by Sonali Paul; Additional reporting by Aaron Sheldrick in TOKYO; Editing by Tom Hogue)


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