The first batch of LNG shipped from the plant "Yamal LNG" for liquefied gas carrier "Christophe de Margerie"
Material posted: Publication date: 10-12-2017
The ceremony of the dispatch of the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Yamal LNG for the world's first liquefied gas carrier ice class Arc7 "Christophe de Margerie" (the owner of PAO "Sovcomflot") was held on 8 December 2017, in the port of Sabetta. In the ceremony of loading of the first tanker with liquefied natural gas project "Yamal LNG" was attended by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, said the Kremlin.

Recall that the Yamal LNG on 5 December began production on the first production line design capacity of 5.5 million tons of LNG per year. OAO "Yamal LNG" implements the project of construction of plant on production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) resource base of the Yuzhno-Tambeyskoye field. Shareholders of OJSC "Yamal LNG" are OJSC "NOVATEK" (50,1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%), silk Road Fund (9,9%).

The project involves the drilling of 208 wells at 19 well cluster. The gas produced at the field will be supplied to the international market in the form of LNG, which will build a gas liquefaction plant consisting of three production lines with a productivity of 5.5 million tons of LNG per year each.

Infrastructure for LNG exports will consist of shipping trestle, two berths in the port of Sabetta equipped nedosushennye structures. For transporting LNG will be used by tankers with ice class Arc7.

Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YANAO) Dmitri Kobylkin in comments to journalists said that the liquefied natural gas the fuel of the future. "Yamal is rich in its reserves, unique for its location. LNG production may exceed 70 million tons. The region has already formed a production and logistics hub with promising a share in the world market more 15% for CNG. The next steps in this direction has already been determined – it will be new LNG plants. Resources on the Yamal Peninsula, and Gydan Peninsula", quotes the Governor a press-service of the government district.

"Christophe de Margerie" is the first in a series of 15 Arctic ice-breaking LNG carriers ordered for the service of the project "Yamal LNG" and year-round transportation of LNG in harsh ice conditions of the Kara sea and Ob Bay. The construction of this series marked the appearance on the market of a new class of vessels – "Amaleks".

The carrier is able to break ice of up to 2.1 m. the Ship has ice class Arc7 is the highest among available transport vessels. Power propulsion drive "Christophe de Margerie" is 45 MW, which is comparable to the capacity of a modern nuclear-powered icebreaker. In August 2017, the carrier became the world's first merchant ship, which safely made the transition through the Northern sea route without icebreaker assistance, "Christophe de Margerie" set a new speed record of overcoming the Northern sea route is only 6.5 days.

PJSC "NOVATEK" is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia. Established in 1994, the company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. Fields and license areas are located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district, the world's largest region on extraction of natural gas, which accounts for about 80% of gas production in Russia and approximately 16% of world gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. Shares of NOVATEK are listed in Russia on Moscow exchange, Global Depositary Receipts on the London stock exchange (LSE) under the symbol "NVTK".

Group of companies "Sovkomflot" has started to operate tankers, gas carriers in 2006. Before this segment of the market was inaccessible to Russian companies. Today, the gas SCF group fleet includes 13 vessels: nine LNG carriers and four tankers for transportation of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas). The number of customers who are served by these vessels, Gazprom, Shell, Sakhalin Energy and "SIBUR".

The group of companies Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is the largest shipping company of Russia, one of the leading companies in the world for marine transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as servicing the offshore exploration and production of oil and gas. Own and chartered fleet includes 150 vessels with a total deadweight of more than 13.1 million tons. Half of the ships has an ice class.

Sovcomflot participates in servicing major oil and gas projects in Russia and the world: "Sakhalin-1" and "Sakhalin-2", "Varandej", "Prirazlomnaya", Novy Port, Yamal LNG, Tangguh (Indonesia). The company's head office is located in St. Petersburg, offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol and Dubai.



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