Yamal LNG Fills-up 100th Tanker
Novatek’s Yamal LNG plant in the Russian Arctic has shipped its 100th tanker-load – bringing the total volumes shipped by the plant to 7.4 mt since it entered operations in December 2017.
The ice-class Arc7 LNG carrier Fedor Litke was the 100th tanker to be loaded with LNG, the company reported. Total amount of LNG shipped under Yamal LNG project – 7.4 million tonnes.
Yamal LNG, one of the largest and most complex LNG projects in the world, is constructing a 17.4 mtpa natural gas liquefaction plant comprised of three LNG trains of 5.5 mtpa each and one LNG train of 900 thousand tons per annum, utilizing the hydrocarbon resources of the South Tambey Field located in the Russian Arctic.
Yamal LNG is located above the polar circle in the estuary of the Ob River, a wild, remote region that is frozen for seven-to-nine months a year and where winter temperatures can drop as low as -50°C.
The first LNG Train began production in the fourth quarter of 2017 with the loading of the inaugural tanker on 8 December 2017. The first cargo produced by Train 2 was dispatched on 9 August 2018. Yamal LNG shareholders include PAO NOVATEK (50.1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%), and the Silk Road Fund (9.9%).