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« on: December 06, 2013, 02:55:44 pm »

I understand on 30 Nov 2013 FPSO Prelude is out of dry dock of Samsung Heavy Industries. Displacement of the giant is some 600000 tons, length 488 meters.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 11:22:27 am »

Indeed, a giant leap forward in naval construction...The 'FPSO Prelude' should be ready by 2016.

http://www.helderline.nl/tanker/2222/lng+fpso+prelude/

With 600,000 tons, she certainly will not be a vessel for every port. And therefore, not easy to spot. Any spotters in Northern Australia who may wish to volunteer?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 08:58:25 pm »

Once I get back to Korea, you can expect photos of her...Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 10:38:07 pm »

FPSO Prelude has the biggest length, but as I know the Kamigoto Floating Oil Storage Facility
is the biggest floating storage by displacement. Each floating storage of this facility has Dwt=887.580 tons with dimensions L 390 m, B 97 m

http://wikimapia.org/25150704/Kamigoto-Floating-Oil-Storage-Facility
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kamigoto_Oil_Storage_Company_Oil_Tank.JPG
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kamigoto_oil_storage_01.jpg

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 08:00:18 am »

As promised... Wink

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1942305

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 12:32:00 pm »

Thank you for sharing Vlad! Merry Christmas.
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 04:25:22 pm »

Prelude FLNG is a very large floating liquefied natural gas project for Royal Dutch Shell she is not a FPSO as she is being used on a gas field .

This vessel is some size too and they are already planning to build a bigger one :- http://www.allseas.com/uk/19/
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