Moscow, December 15 - Neftegaz.RU.
NOVATEK announced that the first large-scale cryogenic pump manufactured in Russia was successfully tested at the Yamal LNG project. The cryogenic pump was designed and manufactured by Afrikantov OKB Mechanical Engineering (part of Atomenergomash
The cryogenic pump tests were conducted at Yamal LNG’s current LNG tank storage and the tests confirmed the pump’s performance consistent with its design parameters. The pilot cryogenic pump is presently operating at Yamal LNG.
“One of NOVATEK’s key priorities is to develop and foster LNG technologies and capabilities in Russia. Our joint work under the agreement we signed with Atomenergomash in 2017 has already yielded significant results. We have jointly developed Russia’s first domestically manufactured large-scale LNG cryogenic pump and commissioned its pilot operations at our Yamal LNG plant”, noted Leonid Mikhelson
, NOVATEK’s CEO.
“The further use of Russian developed and manufactured equipment at our LNG projects will ensure import substitution and reduce capital costs, as well as contribute to the development of a new industrial sector in Russia”, Mikhelson added.
NOVATEK entered in 2017 the global LNG market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG
project. The company’s upstream activities are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production.