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The Largest Ship in The World - Shell's Prelude FLNG

Starting a Revolution:
The decision to build a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas facility

Shell is moving ahead to build the world's first floating liquefied natural gas facility (FLNG) which has the potential to revolutionise 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.

Hundreds of engineers from across the world have combined their experience and expertise to design the world's largest floating offshore facility. It will be used to help open up new natural gas fields at sea that are currently considered too costly or difficult to develop.

Shell is a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG). Chilling gas to -162° Celsius turns it into liquid and shrinks its volume by 600 times, allowing it to be shipped to far-off towns and cities where the energy is needed.

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Shell's Prelude FLNG