Photo: Courtesy of Novatek

First modules for Arctic LNG 2 Train 1 delivered

Russian Arctic LNG 2 projects’ EPC contractor, a joint venture of Technip Energies, Saipem and NIPIGAS, has delivered the first modules for LNG Train 1.

First modules for Arctic LNG 2 Train 1 delivered
Courtesy of Novatek

Located in the Arctic zone of Russia, the Arctic LNG 2 project wants to construct three LNG liquefaction trains of 6.6 million tonnes per annum each. This amounts to the total LNG capacity of 19.8 million tonnes, as well as a cumulative gas condensate production capacity of 1.6 million tonnes per annum.

The project will use the gravity-based structure (GBS) platforms construction concept. This reduces overall capital cost and minimizes its environmental footprint.

The two first pipe-rack modules arrived from the Chinese Zhoushan port to the Novatek-Murmansk LNG construction center. The modules are weighing approximately 9,000 tonnes each. They will be further skidded onto the GBS platform of LNG Train 1.

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The next two modules have been loaded onto a transport ship and are on transit to Murmansk. Overall, the first LNG train will receive 14 modules from contractors’ shipyards.

To conclude, the Arctic LNG 2 project is progressing on schedule, as reported by Novatek.

The project’s main participant is Novatek with 60 per cent. The rest include TotalEnergies, CNPC, CNOOC, and the Japan Arctic LNG, a consortium of Mitsui and JOGMEC. Each wons a 10 per cent share.