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Mammoet bags Arctic LNG 2 job

Heavy lifting specialist Mammoet has been contracted to provide unloading, transportation and installation services for the Arctic LNG 2 project.

Mammoet bags Arctic LNG 2 job
Courtesy of Mammoet

The company has been engaged by the Technip-led joint venture NovArtic.

Mammoet said that within four years it will carry out over half a million tonnes’ worth of lifting operation in the Gydan peninsula.

Arctic LNG 2 project, led by Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer Novatek, features a facility built on gravity-based structures (GBS).

Over the course of four years, Mammoet will install 42 large modules onto three concrete GBS in Murmansk.

The project is expected to use a total of around 2,000 SPMT axles, several Mega Jack lifting systems, a crane fleet spearheaded by a CC8800-1 crane that comes complete with a Boom Booster, and also around 120 workers at peak times.

This is the biggest-ever contract in the history of Mammoet, in terms of an aggregate tonnage as well. Each module will weigh between 8,000t and 17,000t; over the project’s lifespan the total weight of lifting operations will reach some 500,000t.

Mammoet will provide unloading, lifting, jacking and skidding services at the purpose-built shipyard near Murmansk, ensuring a continuous installation of the modules on top of the GBS.

The company has also landed a contract for unloading services at the module fabrication yard, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering in China, a joint venture between McDermott and CSIC Wuchuan. This will require the mobilization of some self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) axles and also additional heavy lift cranes to the yard.

Mammoet was actively involved in the Yamal LNG project, transporting approximately 142 modules at extreme temperatures well below -50ºC and also managing an intermediate storage yard in Zeebrugge, Belgium.