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Tech firms jostle for a slice of the FLNG pie

BHGE, Black and Veatch, TechnipFMC and a host of other firms are honing their FLNG products

The long-awaited flowering of the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) sector has finally arrived. This has triggered a rush among technology firms to establish themselves as suppliers of choice to projects that could underpin their earnings for years to come. Early industry front runners such as Petronas' PFLNG Satu and Shell's Prelude facilities were designed by in-house teams led by the field operators. But several FLNG projects slated for coming years look set to use lower-cost facilities supplied by specialist plant developers, using generic, easily replicable and scalable components. Technology firms hope that by winning early contracts for these mini-production lines, they'll be wel

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