VEB of Russia provides $3 bln guaranty for Yamal LNG loans

Russian Vnesheconombank, the bank for development and foreign economic affairs, provided a guarantee for $3 billion of loans secured by the Novatek-led Yamal LNG project. 

VEB said in its statement, the guarantee would attract foreign investment in the project that is of strategic importance for Russian economy.

Novatek last week approved a series of transactions related to Yamal LNG. The project has secured over $18 billion in loans, and Novatek informed that $4 billion have already been withdrawn.

These include full NWF funding in two tranches and a recently withdrawn first tranche through the Sberbank, Gazprombank loan deal.

Shareholders in the 16.5 mtpa Yamal LNG project, that is scheduled to begin production in 2017, are Novatek with a 50.1 percent stake, CNPC and Total with 20 percent stake each and China’s Silk Road Fund with a 9.9 percent stake.

 

LNG World News Staff

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