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Longer than four soccer fields and displacing six times as much water as the largest aircraft carrier, Prelude FLNG is the largest offshore floating facility ever built.
>600engineers 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 poolscould hold the same amount of liquid as the facility’s storage tanks
6,700 horsepowerthrusters will be used to position the facility
50 million litresof cold water will be drawn from the ocean every hour to help cool the natural gas
6 of the largest aircraft carrierswould 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
1/600is the factor by which a volume of natural gas shrinks when it is turned into LNG
117% of Hong Kong's annual natural gas demandcould be met by the facility's annual LNG production
20-25 yearsis the time the Prelude FLNG facility will stay at the location to develop gas fields
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