WOOD Group recently secured a three year contract with Shell Australia’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project, according to the company.

Wood Group Kenny’s Perth offices will provide consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to and during the operation of Prelude FLNG.

The focus of the contract will be the development and implementation of the flexible riser integrity management plan, as well as inspection, monitoring, testing and on call engineering support.

This contract, effective immediately, follows Wood Group Kenny’s successful design of Prelude’s subsea flowlines, the company said.

Wood Group Kenny chief executive Bob MacDonald was pleased with the award.

“The flexible risers are a safety critical component of the subsea system,” he said.

“We look forward to working with Shell and applying our specialist expertise to the project, which has specific challenges given the cyclonic conditions; making integrity even more pertinent.”

Wood Group Kenny will service the contract using local expertise from its Perth office, Mr MacDonald said.

“Wood Group Kenny has a market leading position in Australia for providing subsea operations and integrity support, including extensive experience in FLNG.”

This is the second Shell contract secured by Wood Group in the past six months.

In August 2015, Wood Group PSN commenced a five year contract to provide integrated engineering, construction, maintenance and industrial services to Shell’s four onshore oil fields in Gabon, Rabi, Gamba, Toucan and Koula.

Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility is to be located 475 kilometres north-north east of Broome in Western Australia and will be Shell’s first deployment of its FLNG technology.