The engineering division of CNOOC has shipped the last of 36 core process modules for the Yamal LNG project, Chinese state TV reported on August 17, 2017.
The modules are the core components of Yamal's liquefaction trains, which will compress and chill the gas for shipment.
It was the largest foreign order in CNOOC's history.
It was not, however, the only module order for the project – Technip has also been building giant equipment racks for Yamal, and a total of 150 units will be shipped by the time the plant is complete.
Yamal LNG is slated for completion in 2019, and will ship its 1st product by the end of 2017.
When fully built out, it will export 16.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG to European and Asian markets.
Yamal LNG's location on the Kara Sea requires the use of Russia's ice-clogged Northern Sea Route to export the product.
Shipping company Sovcomflot has commissioned a fleet of the world's 1rst icebreaking LNG carriers to accomplish the mission, and the 1st of these, the Christophe de Margerie, has just completed her 1st commercial transit of the route.
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