In autumn Sovcomflot will receive the first tanker for “Yamal LNG”
10:15 18 марта 2016
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Sovcomflot will receive the first gas carrier for the project “Yamal LNG” this autumn and in winter will send it for ice tests. This information was given by the director general of the company Yevgeniy Kot. Special gas carriers of arctic class Arc7 were designed, the first tanker has been already launched to water.
This autumn Sovcomflot will receive it from the shipyard, and the tanker will pass ice tests in winter, including with coming to the port of Sabetta, as he explains. Yevgeniy Kot notes that 47 search and exploratory wells of 58 wells necessary for startup of the first stage were drilled in the South-Tambey field, which will become resource base of the plant on liquefying of natural gas in Yamal. 4 drilling rigs work there. Development of the field takes place ahead of the planned schedule, as he underlines.
According to his words, all pile substructures, foundations were prepared, and building of objects is taking place. Technological lines on liquefying will be fulfilled in a modular form and will be transported to Sabetta by sea transport. They will be set on prepared foundations and connected, as RIA “Novosti” informs. Using such method of building, the company saves much time. The schedule is being decreased on 18-20 months. More than 15500 builders work on the building site, in summer it is planned to increase this number up to 20000, as Yevgeniy Kot informs.
The head of the company also adds that work on building of LNG tanks is taking place in one row with work ahead of the schedule. Two tanks are necessary for startup of the first stage, but already 4 tanks were built in concrete. Till the end of the year the first two tanks will be completed and ready for exploitation, as he says. Yevgeniy Kot underlines that the first stage of the electric power station for the project will be input to operation in the end of the third – the beginning of the fourth quarter.
According to his words, last year 7 modules of accelerated production were delivered. This year it is planned to deliver other 72 large modules. They include modules for building of the second and the third stages of the plant on liquefying of natural gas.