Arctic LNG 2 has defined a set of actions that will be implemented to minimize the environmental and social footprint, and to deliver a positive impact on biodiversity and the surrounding communities.
Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of TotalEnergies, said:
- The development of the LNG projects in which we are participating in Northern Russia generates legitimately high expectations in terms of protection of the environment and biodiversity
- With our partners, we are mobilizing significant resources to ensure that these projects are implemented and operated in an exemplary manner
To reduce environmental footprint the trains will be installed on Gravity Based Structures (GBS) which will be anchored on the banks of the Ob river, on the Gydan peninsula.
TotalEnergies has a 10% interest in Arctic LNG-2, which is operated by Russia's Novatek with a 60% interest.
Other partners include China's CNOOC and CNPC with 10% each and a consortium of Japan's Mitsui and JOGMEC with a further 10%.
This LNG will, in particular, meet the growing energy needs of Asian countries where it will replace coal in power generation, hence contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 1st train will start delivery of LNG to international markets in 2023.