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Major contracts confirm Technip's leadership

Floating LNG
Engineering and technologies
Technip profile
Confirmed leadership and proprietary technologies in 3 activities:
In the Offshore business segment
Technip performs engineering,
procurement, construction,
installation, commissioning and the
refurbishment/upgrading of offshore
facilities for the oil & gas industry.
Technip provides these services for
fixed platforms in shallow water with
conventional sub-structures and self
installing platforms such as the TPG
500 and for deepwater facilities
including Spar, semi-submersible, TLP,
FPSO and FLNG units. Technip is a
world leader in floatover installation
of topsides and its R&D effort is
focused on technology transfer for
local content and new frontier areas
such as ultra-deepwater and
the Arctic.
Technip covers the full range of
onshore facilities for the oil and gas
chain, petrochemicals and other
energy industries (nuclear,
renewables including biofuels and
offshore wind). It holds many
proprietary cutting-edge
technologies and is the leader in the
design and construction of LNG and
gas treatment plants as well as
ethylene, hydrogen and syngas units.
Technip is also one of the key actors
in refining and petrochemical units,
and has developed a leadership in
the fertilizer industry. Moreover, the
Group is very active in non-energy
activities such as mining and metals,
life sciences, buildings and
In subsea hydrocarbon field
development, Technips activities
include the design, manufacture and
installation of rigid and flexible subsea
pipelines and umbilicals. Thanks to its
portfolio of technologies and industrial
and operational assets, Technip offers a
unique vertically integrated model in
the industry.
The Group has 3 flexible pipe
manufacturing plants, 4 umbilical
production units, 9 logistics and
pipeline assembly bases, and 1
construction yard. Technips worldwide
leadership is supported by a modern
fleet of vessels for subsea construction,
pipelay development (rigid and flexible
pipes using S-Lay, J-Lay or Reeled
technology) and heavy lift applications.
A world leader in engineering, project management and technologies,
serving the energy industry for more than 50 years
A regular workforce of more than 30,000
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As one of the worlds longest standing providers of project services
and technology to the LNG industry, we have long been active in
seeking solutions to enable the development of offshore LNG
TECHNIP offers an organisation whose
combined resources, experience, technology,
skills, and financial stability are second-to-none.
For an FLNG project development,
Technip's primary ambition is to become main
contractor for the entire project from
conception to start-up.
Drawing on our experience in all component
areas, we are in a unique position to design
and deliver floating LNG facilities.
Leadership in oil and gas naval
We design and build complete offshore facilities.
For example, our yard in Pori, Finland, has built fifteen of
the world's eighteen Spars.
Leadership in project execution
Our EPC culture ensures the success of our projects from
conceptual and pre-FEED studie through to delivery and
We have solid references in working in consortium with
major shipyards under EPC lump sum contracts.
A pioneer and leader in liquefaction
Technip has been a leader in LNG for 50 years, with
experience of all sizes of plant from peak shavers to the
mega-trains in Qatar. Technip has contributed significantly
to the state-of-the-art in LNG and maintains a portfolio
of LNG technologies.
The worlds largest FPSOs
Technip has delivered the worlds largest FPSOs with
integrated topside facilities of up to 37,000 tonnes.
Advanced technologies in cryogenic
Technip offers the fully qualified ALLS LNG transfer
system with its cryogenic flexible as its central
World leader in subsea field development
Technip is historically the world leader of the subsea
market for the design, manufacture and installation of
subsea flowlines, umbilicals and risers.
Floating LNG facilities
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design flexibility
Building on the execution of the
worlds largest LNG facilities and
oil FPSOs, Technip has the
capability to manage the design
and delivery of FLNG projects
A wide range of design options are available at conceptual stage:
Large production capacity: 1 to 6 Mtpa
Overall storage up to 400,000 m
Mixed refrigerant or N2 expansion liquefaction processes
Modularised, safe and compact facilities
Turret moored for weathervaning or spread-moored
Storm shut-ins / disconnections
Prismatic (SPB) or highly partitioned membrane LNG tanks
Side-by-side offloading or tandem configuration with cryogenic aerial flexible pipe
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Generic FLNG
On July 28, 2009, two contracts were
signed in Paris with Shell:
a master agreement with a
consortium comprising Technip
and Samsung for the design,
construction and installation of
multiple floating liquefied natural
gas (FLNG) facilities over a period
of up to fifteen years.
a contract with the same
consortium for the execution of
the front end engineering and
design (FEED) for Shell's 3.6 Mtpa
FLNG solution.
Award date: December 21, 2009
Client: Joint Venture formed
between Petrobras, BG, Repsol
and Galp Energia
Contractor: Technip in association
with JGC Corp. and SHI
Lump sum contract for the FEED
of a proposed FLNG, as part of a
design competition
First FLNG unit in Brazil
Capacity: approximately 2.7 Mtpa
of LNG
FEED completed in 2010
EPC contract awarded in
June 2012
Prelude FLNG, Western Australia
On March 8, 2010 a contract was signed in Paris with Shell, covering the FEED
elements specific to the Prelude project, taking into account the composition of the
gas, local weather conditions and other site-specific factors.
On May 30, 2011, Shell gave notice to proceed with the detailed design and
construction of Prelude, the first FLNG facility in the world.
On June 29, 2012, Shell awarded Technip a large subsea installation contract, including
management of key interfaces with the hook-up and commissioning of the Prelude
FLNG facility.
Award date: February 2011
Client: Petronas and MISC Berhad
Contractor: Technip, in
consortium with DSME
FEED contract for an FLNG unit,
offshore Malaysia
Capacity: 1.2 Mtpa
FLNG is a true representation of
Technip's technological differentiation
through the integration of all our core
activities: LNG process, offshore
facilities and subsea infrastructure
FLNG solutions have the potential to place gas
liquefaction facilities directly over offshore gas
fields, thereby precluding the need for long distance
pipelines and extensive onshore infrastructure.
This innovative alternative to traditional onshore
LNG plants provides a commercially attractive and
environmentally friendly approach for monetisation
of offshore gas fields.
Major FLNG contracts signed since 2009
First qualified of the FEED design
These awards confirm Technip's position as the leading FLNG engineering contractor
High efficiency offshore "reverse Brayton" type liquefaction process
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Wave basin model tests - Scale:60
Process schemes
Improved processes have been developed by Technips
process engineers to meet the requirements of the new
context of Floating LNG, including:
Ideas for improving natural gas liquefaction
Gas condensate stabilisation producing a rich gas for
direct liquefaction without LPG production
Production of high purity N2 from the natural gas
Hull motions
The design of topside equipment requires the
collaboration of an entire team of naval architects, piping,
process and equipment engineers, critical equipment
suppliers, installation specialists and engineers skilled in
advanced numerical modelling.
Accelerations are quantified and loads on mechanical
equipment checked with vendors.
The effects of hull motions on gas/liquid separation in
process equipment are studied, when necessary, with
process licensors and suppliers.
Addressing FLNG challenges
Technip has strong technical skills in many of the areas
critical to FLNG.
New tools and solutions have been developed or existing
methods adapted to meet the specific needs of FLNG
vessels operating in harsh environments.
Sloshing in a horizontal drum
equipped with baffles
Flare flame radiation
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Experimental validation of models for cryogenic spill
Determination of flare structure
temperatures under the effect of
Naval architecture
Naval Architects had to address several new challenges:
Sheer size - larger than any existing FPSO
Harsh environmental conditions
Weathervaning systems suitable for the 10,000-year
LNG cryogenic transfer between two floating units in
the open sea
Accommodating a wide range of LNG and LPG carriers
The development of the FLNG/TMS solution for Shell
Prelude was enabled by combining Technip's
marine/MetOcean expertise with that of Shell, SBM and
Design solutions are helped by a series of two tests:
Wind tunnel tests to derive wind and current loads on
the FLNG with and without an LNG carrier present.
Wave basin model tests with FLNG and LNG carriers
Mooring in harsh, category 5 cyclone conditions
Decay and motion response tests
Berthing and mooring and the equipment required
between the two vessels
The loads generated when towing these large units
FLNG projects have an increased number of design and
construction interfaces. To mitigate the risk from poor
management, Technip has developed and is using a
specific Interface Management Tool - IMT, that allows full
technical and commercial alignment between multiple
parties at each interface.
Interface management
Safety - Risks from cryogenic and
hazardous fluids
The challenge for the safe layout of an FLNG facility is the
large process area required in a reduced footprint leading
to relatively high congestion and tall modules.
Our risk-based approach assesses potential consequences
and associated frequencies to derive appropriate
safeguards and mitigation measures. Among process risks
(fire and explosion) and non-process risks (ship collision,
dropped object, etc.), the hazards of personnel and asset
exposure to cryogenic fluids are specific safety drivers.
As a prime example, the potential consequences of
cryogenic spillage on deck and hull structures are studied
to define the best counter measures.
The objective is to minimise the potential for escalation
and promote safe escape. In the event of major accidents,
the goal is evacuation and rescue of personnel while
maintaining asset integrity.
FLNG flare radiation at deck level is potentially much
higher than for conventional FPSOs requiring the use of
state-of-the-art modeling tools.
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This document is the property of Technip and is not intended to be a binding contractual document.
Any information contained herein shall not result in any binding obligation on the part of Technip, or any of its affiliates, and
is provided for information purposes only. Technip - Group Communications - September 2012
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