Vladimir Putin gave a command to start up the first stage of “Yamal LNG”
17:18 8 декабря 2017
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Numerous guests, representatives of the government of the Russian Federation, the minister for energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, the minister for natural resources and environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy, the minister for economic development of the Russian Federation Maksim Oreshkin, the minister for industry and trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov and other representatives of federal structures, foreign partners from China, the head of the company “Total” Patrick Pouyanne from France arrived to the ceremony on the startup of the first stage of “Yamal LNG”. The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia Khalid A. Al-Falih was present at the historic event.
All the participants of the international project “Yamal LNG” were offered to leave their mark in history of the event in the interactive workshop. The artistic composition made of palm prints of each person – as the symbol of partnership in the Arctic will decorate one of reservoirs of the plant since summer of 2018. As we should note, for the present day some storage reservoirs were decorated in the recognizable style of one GOST product.
Vladimir Putin inspected the capacities of production lines of the plant. The ceremony of the beginning of loading the tanker – gas carrier of ice class “Christophe de Margerie” took place after that. The first consignment of LNG manufactured on the first line of “Yamal LNG” will be sent to markets of the Asia-Pacific region. As we should remind, the whole amount of products was contracted on 96% already before the beginning of operation of the plant. The project foresees yearly production of about 16 million and 500 thousand tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and up to 1 million and 200 thousand tonnes of gas condensate with delivery to markets of countries of the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.
The arctic tanker fleet manufactured on the special order for the Yamal project also will work on LNG fuel. It is planned to manufacture 15 tankers similar to “Christophe de Margerie”. As we should note, the tanker named after the legendary explorer of the Arctic – Boris Vilkitsky is waiting for loading in the port of Sabetta.
In the comments to journalists the head of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Kobylkin called liquefied natural gas the fuel of future. As he says, Yamal is rich with its resources, unique with its location. Production of LNG can exceed 70 million tonnes. The production and logistic hub with the promising share on the world market more than 15 percent on LNG is being formed in the region. The next steps in this direction are defined – these are new LNG plants. Resources of this aim are available both on the Yamal peninsula and the Gydan peninsula.
It is frosty in Sabetta, with consideration of wind the temperature is lower than 30C degrees, all the participants of the official activities knew that they were going to the Yamal Arctic. The event of the global level was covered by more than 120 journalists. The sports complex was given for the press-center. Direct broadcasting of the Yamal event was organized from there.
Also the program included the conference on issues of development of projects on production of liquefied natural gas being conducted by the head of the state, as the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs.