Wison Offshore & Marine has begun work on Novatek Arctic LNG 2 project at the Zhoushan yard in China.
Wison Offshore & Marine said on Wednesday that the fabrication of Arctic LNG 2 project began on November 29, 2019.
According to the company, the module fabrication contract was awarded by Technip France S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TechnipFMC. The French company was awarded an EPC consolidated contract valued at $7.6 billion by Novatek in late July.
Novatek, the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, is the operator of the Arctic LNG 2 project.
As for the project, the Arctic LNG 2 project comprises three LNG trains at 6.6 million tons per annum each. Wison’s work scope is engineering, procurement, fabrication, and commissioning of modules in train one with a total weight of 48,000 mt.
The project participants include Novatek (60 percent), Total (10 percent), CNPC (10 percent), CNOOC Limited (10 percent) and the Japan Arctic LNG, consortium of Mitsui & Co and JOGMEC (10 percent).
It is worth noting that with the continuous support of Novatek, TechnipFMC, Wison achieved first steel cutting ahead of schedule, which might save time and decrease costs during project execution.
An Wenxin, COO of Wison Offshore & Marine, said: “Wison Offshore & Marine is committed to delivering innovative monetization solutions across LNG value chain and high-quality onshore and offshore module construction services for the global energy industry, and providing customers with integrated EPCIC and operation services that meet the highest international quality and safety standards.
“As a participant in the Arctic LNG 2 project, Wison relies on its module fabrication experience and 1.5 million square meter yard resources, is capable to provide cost-effective solutions for mega-module projects.“