Russia’s Novatek gets two giant Arctic LNG 2 modules at Murmansk yard

Novatek’s yard in Russia’s Murmansk has received two more giant Arctic LNG 2 modules from China, as work continues to progress on the first gravity base structure (GBS) platform.

COSCO Shipping Heavy Transport’s semi-submersible vessel Xin Guang Hua arrived at the yard in Belokamenka in Murmansk last week, according to its AIS data provided by VesselsValue.

Previously, the vessel loaded two Arctic LNG 2 modules in Tianjin in December.

COSCO Shipping said it had transported the equipment as part of a deal with Technip Energies. The latter is a part of a joint venture, which includes Saipem and Nipigas, and the main contractor of the Arctic LNG 2 project.

Tianjin-based Bomesc Offshore Engineering built the two giant modules including what it says is the heaviest Arctic LNG 2 module.

Module 1TMP-005 is 60 meters long, 38 meters wide, 57 meters high, and weighs about 8,418 tons.

On the other side, module 1TMR-005 is the largest and heaviest module of the Arctic LNG 2 project. It is 60 meters long, 44 meters wide, 57 meters high, and weighs 15,147 tons, according to Bomesc.

Russia’s Novatek gets two more giant Arctic LNG 2 modules at Murmansk yard
Image: COSCO Shipping

Fourteen modules for first LNG train

In September last year, Russian independent LNG producer Novatek said its yard in Murmansk had received the first Arctic LNG 2 modules from China.

The two first pipe-rack modules weighing about nine thousand tons each were further skidded onto the GBS platform of the first Arctic LNG 2 train.

China’s Wison Offshore and Marine built these Arctic 2 LNG modules.

Overall, contractors’ shipyards will supply in total 14 modules for the first LNG train, Novatek previously said.

The Arctic LNG 2 project located on the Gydan peninsula includes the construction of three LNG trains with a capacity of 6.6 mtpa, each.

Novatek is the LNG project’s operator with a 60 percent stake, France’s TotalEnergies owns 10 percent while CNPC and CNOOC of China have 10 percent, each.

Japan Arctic LNG, a consortium of Mitsui & Co and Jogmec, owns a 10 percent stake in the project as well.

The partners plan to launch the first LNG train in 2023, with trains 2 and 3 to follow in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

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