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EPmag.com | December 2017 | 43 FIXED AND FLOATING SYSTEMS | 2018 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY YEARBOOK Meanwhile, Shell's Prelude FLNG arrived at the Prelude Field in the Browse Basin, 295 miles off- shore Western Australia in July, where the next phase of the project has begun. Work continues on this vessel, which will deliver at least 5.3 million metric tons per year (mtpa) of liquids, including 3.6 mtpa of LNG. First production is expected in 2018. A report by analysts at Clark- sons notes that Keppel FELS also received a contract to convert the Gandria LNG vessel into the Gandria FLNG for work on the Ophir-Energy-led Fortuna FLNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea. This conversion is expected to be completed in 2020. Petronas Carigali's PFLNG 2, which received FID in February 2014, also is moving toward comple- tion. The vessel will be deployed on the deepwater Roatan Gas Field in the South China Sea 150 miles off the east Malaysian state of Sabah. First produc- tion is now expected in 2020. And Eni has awarded the Coral South FLNG project in the Rovuma Basin Area 4 offshore Mozambique to a consor- tium formed by TechnipFMC, JGC and SHI. This will be the first new- build FLNG facility to be installed in Africa. FSRUs According to IHS Markit, six FSRUs were scheduled for deliv- ery in 2017, and six more are on order for 2018. Three of the 2017 vessels belong to Golar LNG. The Gas Atacama Mejillones, which will work in the Bay of Mejillones offshore Chile, the Golar Tundra, which is to work offshore Ghana, and the Golar Nanook, to be part of the Sergipe Power Project, Latin America's largest gas power plant, offshore Brazil. Hoegh LNG's Quintero Bay FSRU is slated to work offshore Chile, and an FSRU owned by Saipem is contracted to work for Petroci off the Ivory Coast. The final vessel is to be delivered by Exmar. Schedules for some of the 2017 deliveries could slide into the following year, and the six deliveries slated for 2018 might follow suit. If the schedules 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Active Fleet Under Const. FSOs by region Number of FSOs The Asia-Pacific region leads in FSO deployments and orders. (Source: IHS Markit) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 FSRUs by region Number of FSRUs Active Fleet Under Const. Most of the active FSRU fleet is working in the Middle East, but a large number of units on order will work in the Indian Ocean and offshore South America. (Source: IHS Markit)

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