Sovcomflot will receive the first tanker for Yamal LNG in the fall

Sovcomflot will receive the first tanker for Yamal LNG in the fall

Contracts have already been signed at almost all the gas work on the construction of LNG tanks and field development is ahead of schedule, said the head of Yamal LNG Eugene the cat.

MOSCOW, 17 Mar. Sovcomflot will receive the first LNG carrier for the project “Yamal LNG” this fall and send it on ice trials in winter, said the head of Yamal LNG Eugene the cat, speaking through LNG Congress.

“Almost the entire volume of our products — 96% — has already been contracted under long-term contracts (20-25 years). Our main market is the Asia-Pacific region, it will go 86% of contracted volume. Were designed Arctic LNG carriers, special class Arc 7, the first tanker (Sovcomflot) has launched, in the autumn of this year Sovcomflot gets it from the shipyard and the vessel will go for ice trials in winter, including with entering into the Sabetta port”, — said the cat.

Speaking about the construction of an LNG plant on the Yamal Peninsula, the cat also noted that the South Tambey field, which will become a resource base of the project, has drilled 47 exploratory wells, now has 4 rigs. “We have already drilled 47 from 58 wells required for the first stage. Field development goes ahead the planned schedule”, — said a top Manager.

“Today all prepared pile Foundation, foundations, goes of site construction. Technological line for liquefaction are implemented in modular form and sea transport delivered to Sabetta, installed on a prepared Foundation and connected. Using this construction method, we are really saving time. The graph is reduced by 18-20 months. Today there are more than 15,5 thousands of builders, in the summer we expect an increase up to 20 thousand jobs”, — said the cat.

The CEO also added that construction work on the LNG tanks is ahead of schedule. “For the start of the first stage we need 2 tanks, 4 tank constructed in a concrete execution. By the end of the year the first 2 tanks will be completed and ready for operation,” he said. Top Manager added that at the end of third-beginning of fourth quarter will be launched the first phase of the power plant for the project.

In addition, according to him, in 2015 it was imported 7 modules accelerated production in 2016, is scheduled to deliver another 72 large-sized module. Among them are the ones used for the construction of the second and third phase of the liquefaction plant.