GE flexible risers in production for Prelude FLNG

GE Oil & Gas has started production of four high pressure, high temperature (HP/HT) dynamic flexible risers destined for the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, Prelude, to be operated by Shell, located 250 km off the coast of Western Australia.

GE will complete manufacture of the flexible risers at its facility in Newcastle, UK, where it has invested more than $21 million (£15 M) to expand its production carousel capacity, enhancing manufacturing capabilities and equipping the site with the ability to accommodate larger diameter risers, which can be produced and delivered in optimum single lengths.

Once manufactured, the flexible risers will be packaged onto purpose built large-diameter reels and transported more than 11,000 km between Newcastle and South East Asia in readiness for subsea installation.