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Made by Samsung, Shell’s Prelude is an Empire State Building on water

05
Dec
2013

Stretching further than the length of four football fields, weighing over 600,000 tons, and designed to withstand category 5 cyclones, Shells latest construction project is the definition of grand scale engineering. Called the Prelude, its a massive Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) processing facility, which this week lived up to its name by being floated out of its production dock in South Korea. Samsung Heavy Industries is responsible for the Preludes construction, showing just how versatile and varied the Korean chaebols operations are. At 488 meters, the Prelude is longer than the height of most skyscrapers

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