Vladivostok, September 6 - Neftegaz.RU.
During the Eastern Economic Forum, NOVATEK announced that the participants of Arctic LNG 2 approved a final investment decision for the Arctic LNG 2 project, consisting of the development of the Utrenneye field and the construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant on the Gydan Peninsula in the Russian Arctic region.
The participation in the Project also provides for the long-term LNG offtake by all the participants in proportion to their respective ownership interests.
The LNG plant will consist of 3 liquefaction trains with overall production capacity of 19.8 million tons per annum. The launch of LNG train #1 is scheduled for 2023, with LNG trains #2 and #3 to be launched in 2024 and 2026, respectively. Capital expenditures to launch the project at full capacity is estimated at $21.3 billion equivalent.
Arctic LNG 2 employs an innovative concept using gravity-based structures (GBS) and provides for localizing the majority of equipment
manufacturing and materials fabrication in Russia. The GBS construction, assembly and installation of LNG modules will be performed at NOVATEK-Murmansk’s LNG Construction Center located near Belokamenka in the Murmansk Region.
A consortium of TechnipFMC, Saipem
and NIPIGAS (Russia) was awarded the contract on engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG plant, with the design and construction of gravity-based structures to be built by the Russian company SAREN, a joint venture of RHI Russia and Saipem.
As of today, more than 90% of long-lead items (including cryogenic heat exchangers, gas turbines, and the compressors for the liquefaction trains) have been ordered. Drilling of production wells, construction of roads and the field’s production infrastructure have been commenced.
“NOVATEK has emerged as one of the key players of the global LNG market with the successful launch of Yamal LNG
. Today, we have taken another step forward
in our goal to become one of the largest LNG producers in the world by approving the final investment decision on our 2nd large-scale LNG project – Arctic LNG 2”, said NOVATEK’s CEO Leonid Mikhelson.
“We are confident that the accumulated construction experience, state-of-the-art technologies, proven logistics solutions and partnerships with best-in-class international companies will ensure the effective implementation of our new LNG project”, he added.