>600

engineers worked on the facility's design options

>200km (125 miles)

is the distance from the Prelude field to the nearest land

4 soccer fields,

laid end to end, would be shorter than the facility's deck

175 Olympic-sized swimming pools

could hold the same amount of liquid as the facility’s storage tanks

6,700 horsepower

thrusters will be used to position the facility

50 million litres

of cold water will be drawn from the ocean every hour to help cool the natural gas

6 of the largest aircraft carriers

would displace the same amount of water as the facility

93 metres (305 feet)

is the height of the turret that runs through the facility, secured to the seabed by mooring lines

-162° Celsius (-260° Fahrenheit)

is the temperature at which natural gas turns into LNG

1/600

is the factor by which a volume of natural gas shrinks when it is turned into LNG

117% of Hong Kong's annual natural gas demand

could be met by the facility's annual LNG production

20-25 years

is the time the Prelude FLNG facility will stay at the location to develop gas fields

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Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) is a revolutionary technology that will allow Shell to bring new offshore energy resources within reach.

A revolution in natural gas production

Shell is building the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, which has the potential to transform the way natural gas resources are developed. It will help to unlock vital energy resources offshore, without the need to lay pipelines and build processing plants on land.

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