Worlds Largest Ship measuring 480m (about six times as much as the largest aircraft carrier) and costing Billions of dollars, will house a liquefied natural gas plant and float over offshore gas fields 220km from the Kimberley Coast in north-western Australia.
Displacing 600,000 tonnes and carrying 50,000 tonnes of equipment, the 75m-wide vessel, would use 260,000 tonnes of steel, and will be built to withstand "one in 10,000-year" tropical cyclones.
Gas for the vessel will come from the Browse Basin's Prelude field, which is thought to contain up to three trillion cubic feet of gas, and the Concerto field, about 16km away. The gargantuan ship will suck up the equivalent of 110,000 barrels of oil per day.
Unlike a cruise ship, Freedom Ship will be a floating city with permanent residents. The ship will circle the globe every two years and offer everything available in your hometown, including a hospital, college and one of the world's largest shopping malls.
Freedom Ship would not be a cruise ship, it is proposed to be a unique place to live, work, retire, vacation, or visit. The proposed voyage would continuously circle the globe, covering most of the world's coastal regions. Its large fleet of commuter aircraft and hydrofoils would ferry residents and visitors to and from shore. The airport on the ship's top deck would serve private and small commercial aircraft (up to about 40 passengers each).
Freedom Ship will become a home for the rich and famous. Suites start at $121,000 for a 300-square-foot room and go up to $11 million for a 5,100 square foot suite on the ship's exclusive 21st floor, where prices start at $3 million!