Prelude FLNG (Image courtesy of Shell)Aberdeen-based mechanical engineering group EnerMech has won a five-year deal for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project offshore Western Australia.EnerMech did not reveal the value of the deal under which it will supply hose and hose fittings as well as services for the giant FLNG facility.The contract will be administered from EnerMech’s Henderson base in Perth while engineering and service support will be provided from regional facilities across Australia, including Darwin in the Northern Territory, according to a statement by EnerMech.To remind, EnerMech has earlier this year secured a pre-commissioning subcontract by Technip Oceania, a TechnipFMC company, for the Prelude FLNG project.The Prelude facility arrived at its location, the Prelude field, 475km North East of Broome from South Korea late July.Prelude FLNG was secured with sixteen mooring lines in August. The facility is currently undergoing hook-up and commissioning phase which is expected to take between 9-12 months.Once fully commissioned, the FLNG facility is expected to be able to produce 3.6 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LPG.The Prelude project is operated by Shell in a joint venture with Inpex (17.5 percent), Kogas (10 percent) and OPIC (5 percent).
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Arsenal have had a £17.6million bid for Juan Cuadrado rejected by Juventus. With Alexis Sanchez likely to leave the Emirates this summer, the Gunners are in the market for a replacement. They are targeting Cuadrado but Juventus are looking for around £30m before agreeing to sell. (The Sun)Real Madrid are insisting on a fee of €90m – just over £78m – from Manchester United for Alvaro Morata as the transfer of the striker is set to rumble on into another week. (Independent)Manchester United are ready to raid Benfica for the second time this summer to sign £15million-rated Anderson Talisca. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are among a number of clubs keen on £30million Lazio forward Keita Balde. The 22 year-old is also being chased by Everton and Liverpool, who are big fans but have had approaches rejected. (Daily Mirror)Porto left-back Rafa Soares has claimed his “flattered” to have been identified as a potential target by Liverpool. The Portugal Under-21 has attracted a number of suitors after impressing on loan at both Academica de Coimbra and Rio Ave. (Daily Mirror)Marco Silva, the new Watford manager, is considering a move for Lazar Markovic, the Liverpool winger, who is surplus to requirements at Anfield. (The Times)Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson is STILL an Everton target – despite them splashing out £26m for Ajax star Davy Klaassen. (WalesOnline)The negotiations over Thibaut Courtois’ new contract at Chelsea have stalled over the goalkeeper’s wage demands and, without further talks scheduled, he could start the season without a deal being reached. Courtois has two years left on his contract, worth about £100,000 a week, and hopes for near parity with David De Gea, his counterpart at Manchester United who is paid twice that. (The Times)Chelsea are continuing to target £52million-rated Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, despite the Italians’ insistence that he is not for sale at any price. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City star Patrick Roberts has held talks with Nice over a loan move. The 20-year-old forward’s Celtic loan is over and he has been targeted by the French club as they plan for the Champions League following their third-placed finish. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Harry Redknapp has confirmed to talkSPORT Birmingham City have offered John Terry a contractMatt Le Tissier says he fully understands Southampton’s decision to sack manager Claude Puel – and trusts the club will find the ideal replacementAC Milan are preparing to sell defender Gustavo Gomez to Everton, following talks with representatives of the Merseyside clubSpanish clubs Sevilla and Valencia are the latest clubs to join the chase for Arsenal, West Ham and Everton target Carlos BaccaSerie A giants Roma are close to hijacking Tottenham and Barcelona’s pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael SeriChelsea are poised to make a bid in the region of £53m to try and lure Napoli into selling defender Kalidou KoulibalyNewly-promoted Brighton have made a bid for AC Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula, according to reports in Italy