ARTES onboard the World's first FLNG
The Cannon Group’s water treatment Division contracted for two process water systems to be installed on the Shell's Prelude FLNG facility
“We are proud that ARTES INGEGNERIA S.p.A. has been awarded the contract by the Technip Samsung Consortium, for two process water treatment plants that will be installed onboard the world's first floating gas-liquefaction plant that Shell has decided to build”. The announcement, made by Pasquale Punzo, ARTES' Managing Director, marks a milestone in the Company's history. The Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessel, 100% owned by Shell, will be built in Samsung's shipyard in Geoje, Korea and moored far out to sea, some 200 km from the nearest land in Australia.
Designed to withstand the severest cyclones - those of category 5 - the Shell's FLNG facility will be 488 metres long from bow to stern, and will be the largest floating offshore facility in the world – longer than five soccer fields laid end to end! When fully equipped and with its storage tanks full, it will weigh around 600,000 tonnes – roughly six times as much as the largest aircraft carrier. The FLNG facility will stay permanently moored for the next 25 years at the Prelude site, producing gas from offshore fields (an expected 110,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day). The gas will be treated and liquefied onboard by cooling. Ocean-going LNG carriers will offload directly from the facility out at sea the liquefied gas, chilled to -162 °C and shrunk by 600 times in volume - and other products, for worldwide delivery. Until now, the liquefaction of offshore gas has always involved piping the gas to a land-based plant. As a global, integrated energy company with operations in more than 90 countries, Shell discovered the Prelude gas field in 2007 and first production of LNG is expected in a record-breaking ten years after the discovery. The innovative FLNG technology will
allow Shell to develop remote offshore gas fields - in Australia alone there is an estimated 140 trillion cubic feet of such “stranded” gas - that otherwise would be too costly to develop. As a real breakthrough for the LNG industry, this off-shore method will give a significant boost to help meet the world's growing demand for the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, while at the same time reducing both the cost and environmental footprint of their development. Contracted to engineer and build the FLNG facility, the Technip Samsung Consortium draws together two leading companies with complementary skills and specialist areas. Technip, leader of the consortium, is one of the largest firms in the fields of project management, engineering and construction for the oil and gas industry, subsea, offshore and onshore, with 23,000 staff and offices in 48 countries. Samsung is one of the largest shipyards in the world with a capacity to build 65 commercial ships and 250,000 tonnes of offshore topside modules each year.
In the Condensate Treatment Units, pressure vessels loaded with granular activated carbon are designed to remove oil traces from steam condensate.
Artes Ingegneria, the Cannon Group’s Division specialising in water treatments, was selected among highly qualified competitors for the engineering, procurement and construction of the demineralisation plant and the condensate polishing unit: they will produce high-purity demineralised water and recover potentially oil-contaminated water respectively. Because of the “under-deck” installation and the fast-track construction schedule, both water treatment plants will be completely modularised and shipped to Samsung's shipyard. This involvement into the FLNG project marks ARTES' multiple achievements in just one shot: reaffirming the cooperation with prestigious clients such as Shell, Technip and Samsung Heavy Industries, establishing its presence in the fast- growing offshore market and having the honour of getting onboard the first-ever built FLNG vessel.
This mixed-bed ion exchangers polishing unit removes silica and small traces of metallic ions from the recovered condensate.
New Bono team in Moscow dedicated to Russia and the CIS countries
In 2011, Bono has made important investments to state a greater presence in the market of Russia and CIS countries. After several years of activity in that market with good results, which have allowed Bono to have several plants installed and operating in Russia and CIS, the Cannon Group decided to increase the structure of Cannon Eurasia in Moscow adding a qualified team dedicated to Bono's solutions, specialized in marketing, sales and after sales service. The Russian market is expanding in all the areas where Bono has been operating since the 60's, such as power generation and ecology; for this reason Cannon is taking another step forward to be more attentive and closer to the needs of a market caracterized by a fast expansion rate in new installations and replacement as
Service The new ENERGY EFFICIENCY service is available:
the optimisation of thermal plant will fulfill relevant savings in fuel and electricity consumption, reducing polluted emissions:
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investment coverage by Energy Savings Certificates NOx and CO emission reduction
Furthermore we provide refurbishment and upgrade of existing plants: retrofitting and revamping projects, introduction of control and safety electronic systems.
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Kozhevnikov, Cannon Eurasia, Bono Business Development Manager in Russia & CIS, (right) work together in the new Moscow offices
well, and by an increasing awareness of energy efficiency, environmental issues and request of services. Bono's new team is dedicated to the promotion of technologies of «avant-garde» and is mainly working to make available to the stakeholders, all the information about the new opportunities and technical solutions / technologies that Bono is able to offer.
To meet the needs of this market the whole range of Bono industrial boilers has been certified according to Gost and RTNZ and therefore the plants are suitable for immediate operation.
Cannon Eurasia, as subsidiary of the Cannon Group in Russia, is also able to perform all sales procedures, DDP importation, with the scope of providing customers with a complete service. Futhermore it is also able, through the highly qualified thecnical personnel, to install, operate or assist plants in operation.
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Sales of machinery DDP final destination Installation and start up After Sales Service
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