Wood Group has recently secured a three-year contract with Shell Australia’s Prelude, Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. Perth-based Wood Group Kenny will be providing specialist consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to and during operation of Prelude FLNG, which will be located 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Australia.
The focus of the contract will be the development and implementation of the flexible riser integrity management plan, as well as inspection, monitoring, testing and on call engineering support. This contract, effective immediately, follows Wood Group Kenny’s successful design of Prelude’s subsea flowlines.
Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, said: “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.”