International service provider Petrofac has been awarded a contract with Sakhalin Energy, the operator of Russia’s first LNG export plant.
The contract worth more than $700 million comprises a lump-sum engineering, procurement and offshore fabrication component, as well as a reimbursable element for construction and site services.
The scope of work includes inlet separation and feed gas compression facilities, a new flare system, utilities, substations and associated buildings. The works also include a temporary beach landing facility, refurbishment of the existing camp, temporary site facilities for Sakhalin Energy and Petrofac, as well as brownfield tie-ins to the existing onshore production facility.
With early engineering work already underway, the project will support Sakhalin Energy in maintaining its sustainable LNG capacity, according to a Petrofac statement.
The LNG facility located in Prigorodnoye on Russia’s remote Sakhalin Island started producing the chilled fuel back in 2009 from two liquefaction trains with a total production capacity of 9.6 million tons of LNG per annum.
Sakhalin Energy shareholders are Gazprom (50% plus one share), Shell (27,5% minus one share), Mitsui (12.5%) and Mitsubishi (10%).