A historical object was just shipped from China to Russia. It was an enormous liquid natural gas plant that is now in the Arctic Circle. The part was set for departure from Daishan manufacturing base in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday. Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM), a Chinese company was commissioned to produce 150,000 tons of modules to build the plant.
The shipped piece of the plant has a weight of 10,000 tons and will be arriving in Murmansk, northwestern Russia in about 25 days. more pieces are also expected to arrive from other areas. In total, there will be thirteen of them. Once collected, they will be used in the completion of the Arctic LNG 2 (ALNG2) Project. Once it is done, it will become the world’s largest LNG plant in the Arctic Ocean area.
The new LNG developed will be located in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in western Siberia which is said to have more than 40 trillion cubic meters of untapped natural gas current reserves. The overall developed plan will have 200 wells at 19 wells drilling pads. The gas produced will be delivered to the international markets as well.
In order for the objectives to be met, four plants need to be built for manufacturing LNG. Currently, three out of these four have been built. Novatek states that, “The shipping infrastructure includes a jetty with two tanker loading berths at the port of Sabetta equipped with ice protection barriers. Ice-class LNG carriers of special Arc-7 design are used to transport the LNG to international markets.”
The facility is supposed to produce around 6.6 million tons of natural gas every year. The project is expected to be completed in 2026. The whole facility is being produced in collaboration with Saipem of Italy.