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Asian Gas Demand Spawns Floating Superfactories

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The concept of a floating gas factory is so far untested. Alain Poincheval, project director for Prelude at Technip said… the vessel is being designed for the harshest environmental conditions at sea including Class 5 cyclones. Prelude, which is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries, is expected to finish construction by the first half of 2016 and industry estimates put the project cost at roughly $11 billion-$12 billion. Despite the unproven technology, a number of other FLNG projects are already under development.

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