Russia’s Yamal LNG ships 3 million tonnes of LNG
Russian Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, Yamal LNG, has hit a new milestone since its commissioning last December, shipping more than 3 million tonnes of LNG from its first train.
According to operator NOVATEK, that milestone tonnage was shipped on the 41st cargo loaded at the facility.
The boost to shipments came as the project this month started its summer-navigation period on the Northern Sea Route, Kallanish Energy learns.
The route via the Arctic Sea at this time, without ice-breaking support, has been enabled thanks to the so-called Arc7 ice-class LNG tankers NOVATEK has ordered. These ice-breaker vessels travel in an eastern direction to Asian-Pacific countries cutting the delivery time, compared to the Southern Sea Route.
Yamal LNG is building a 16.5 million tonne per annum plant processing gas from the South-Tambeyskoye field on the Yamal peninsula, in the Arctic territory of the Russian Federation.
The joint-venture is owned by NOVATEK (50.1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%) and the Silk Road Fund (9.9%).