Novatek starts production at Yamal LNG

Novatek starts production at Yamal LNG
Image courtesy of Novatek

Russia’s largest independent gas producer Novatek commenced production at the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project’s first liquefaction train with a nameplate capacity of 5.5 mtpa. 

The company said that the first cargo loading is scheduled on December 8, at the Sabetta port where the first Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie has arrived at the Yamal berth on November 7.

Novatek’s CEO, Leonid Mikhelson said the event mark a milestone accomplishment for the project.

The 172,600-cbm LNG carrier is the first of 15 ice-class tankers built to ship cargoes from the Yamal LNG project.

The three-train Yamal LNG plant, designed to produce about 16.5 million tonnes per year, will liquefy natural gas from the South Tambey field on the Yamal Peninsula.

The $27 billion project is a joint venture between Novatek, the operator with a 50.1 percent stake, China’s CNPC and Total of France with a 20 percent stake, each and China’s Silk Road Fund with a 9.9 percent stake.

 

LNG World News Staff

 

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