Dr Wenhua Zhao and Professor Mike Efthymiou recently visited Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. While at the shipyard, they gave a presentation on FLNG technical innovations, including UWA's contributions, and also toured Prelude FLNG.
Prelude FLNG is the largest offshore floating facility ever constructed. Once completed, it will be deployed on Australia’s North West Shelf to extract and process gas for a number of years, bringing significant benefits to WA. The UWA team, Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering Prof David White, along with Shell EMI Professor of Offshore Structures, Mike Efthymiou, Dr Wenhua Zhao and Dr Hugh Wolgamot work closely with Shell to support "open innovations” and enhance the collaboration between UWA and Shell.
Whilst in South Korea, Wenhua also attended the OMAE 2016 conference where he was the FLNG Hydrodynamics topic organiser. He also served as the session chair for a number of streams and presented a research paper on gap resonance in side-by-side offloading operations.
The full OMAE conference program can be viewed here.
Image: Dr Wenhua Zhao at Prelude FLNG at Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea.
Dr Wenhua Zhao, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, +61 8 6488 3609