Train 1 of PAO Novatek’s 19.8-million tonne/year (tpy) Arctic LNG 2 liquefaction plant on Russia’s Gydan peninsula remains on track for completion by end-2022.
PAO Novatek will install a process module on the gravity-based structure (GBS) for Arctic LNG 2 Train 1 at the LNG construction center in Belokamenka. The module completed its voyage along the Northern Sea Route on the Arc7 ice-class module carrier AUDAX, the operator said in a Feb. 17 release.
The 12,000-tonne module was transported from the Chinese port of Tianjin to Murmansk.
At end 2021, the overall progress for Arctic LNG 2 is estimated at 59%, the first train is roughly 78% complete.
Utrenneye field, the resource base for Arctic LNG 2, lies about 70 km across the Ob Bay from Yamal LNG. At yearend 2021, a total of 56 production wells have been drilled. The company has drilled and completed enough wells to start production at GBS #1, the company said.
The project includes the construction of three LNG trains, with a capacity of 6.6 million tpy of LNG each. Capital expenditures to launch the project at full capacity is estimated at $21.3 billion equivalent.
Novatek is operator with 60% interest. Total SA has a direct 10% interest alongside China National Offshore Oil Corp. 10%, China National Petroleum Corp. 10%, and a Mitsui-Jogmec consortium Japan Arctic LNG 10%.