Oil company to build longest floating vessel ever

 作者:党汩东     |      日期:2017-12-01 08:01:00
(Image: Shell) IT WILL be the longest floating vessel ever to ease its way out of a shipyard – 468 metres long, to be precise. Oil giant Shell wants to exploit the Prelude gas field 475 kilometres north-east of Broome, Western Australia, by building a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) plant. This “stranded field” is too far from land for a pipeline to connect an extraction rig to a gas liquefaction plant on shore, so Shell plans to combine the two at sea. “In simple terms,