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Old 12-25-2017, 07:34 AM   #1
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Default world’s largest-ever vessel 2018

She's more of a platform than a ship, but she is big

The ship has a deck longer than four soccer fields and storage tanks that would fill 175 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

At nearly one-third of a mile long and longer than the Empire State Building, Prelude is also as wide as the wings on a Boeing 747.

Fully operational, Shell says it will harvest at least 5.3 million tons per annum (mtpa) of liquids — 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of liquefied petroleum gas.

The company claimed that amount of gas would be more than the annual needs of Hong Kong.

At full load, it will displace more than 600,000 tons, more than six times the displacement of the USS George Washington.

More than 6,700 Horsepower thrusters are used to position the facility and 50 million liters of water will be used every hour for cooling the LNG.

Shell has never disclosed how much the vessel will cost, but industry analysts told Reuters that its price would sit between $10.8 billion and $12.6 billion.
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