Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA congratulates member companies Shell and INPEX on reaching a significant milestone last week.

Shell, along with its Joint Venture Partners INPEX, KOGAS and OPIC, announced that the first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas sailed from Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility on June 11.

The facility is located 475kms North East of Broome in Western Australia.

This shipment will be delivered by the Valencia Knutsen to customers in Asia.

The Prelude team wave from the Prelude FLNG Facility’s helideck, with the Valencia Knutsen berthed side-by-side.

“(The) first shipment of LNG departed from Prelude FLNG, safely,” Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director said.

“Everyone involved should be very proud of the work taken to reach this important milestone.

“Prelude forms an integral part of our global portfolio and plays an important role in meeting the growing demand for more and cleaner energy for our customers around the world.”

Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman Shell Australia, said the milestone encapsulated the local community benefiting from the skills of people all over the world.

“Prelude FLNG combines human endeavour and ingenuity from across the globe and here in Australia,” she said.

“We are proud to work with our local communities, suppliers and partners to ensure its safe, reliable operations into the future.”