Arctic LNG 2 to Buy Nuovo Pignone Turbines

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 22, 2018

Russia's largest independent natural gas producer PAO Novatek announced that its next LNG project, Arctic LNG 2 and Nuovo Pignone (Italy) signed an agreement on turbo machinery equipment.

The the seventh largest publicly traded company globally by natural gas production volume said in a press release that the agreement provides for the supply of gas turbine compressors and gas turbine generators for the three liquefaction trains for the Arctic LNG 2 project.

“Our partnership with Nuovo Pignone extends back to 2013 as they supplied gas turbine compressors for the three liquefaction trains of our Yamal LNG project.” noted Leonid Mikhelson, Novatek's Chairman of the Management Board.

“For Arctic LNG 2, we need the unique turbo machinery to produce 6.6 million tons of LNG per annum. Our cooperation with Nuovo Pignone can create opportunities for localizing the production of related equipment in Russia,” Mikhelson added.

The Arctic LNG 2 project envisages constructing three LNG trains at 6.6 million tons per annum each, using gravity-based structure (GBS) platforms. The Project is based on the hydrocarbon resources of the Utrenneye field.

As of 1 December 2018, the Utrenneye field’s reserves under the Russian reserves classification totaled 1,978 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 105 million tons of liquids. OOO Arctic LNG 2 owns an LNG export license.

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