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Summary Information

  • Ownership: NOVATEK (60%), Total S.A. (20%) and CNPC (20%)
  • Website: http://www.novatek.ru/
  • Location: Yamal Peninsula, Russia
  • Capacity: 15-16 million tons/annum
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • The project will comprise three liquefaction trains of 5.5 Mt/y, totalling 16.5 Million tons of LNG per year
  • Completion is expected in 2017

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 4 Tanks of 160,000 cubic meters each
  • Constructor:
    • Chiyoda:
      • Front end engineering & design (FEED) services
    • CB&I
      • Concept Development Services
      • Front end engineering & design (FEED) services
    • Technip / JGC: Engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning
    • Technip:
      • Engineering, procurement and module fabrication on a fixed-price basis,
      • Site construction on a reimbursable basis.
    • Entrepose Contracting / VINCI Construction: Engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning of four cryogenic full-containment liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks
    • Siemens: Design, manufacture, factory testing, delivery, installation and commissioning of eight SGT-800 industrial gas turbines as well as nine step-up transformers
    • GE:
      • An 86-megawatt (MW) Frame 7E gas turbine.
      • Three main refrigerant centrifugal compressors (two mixed refrigerant and one propane).
      • A 24-MW variable speed drive starter/helper.
      • Waste heat recovery units (WHRUs).
      • Associated auxiliary equipment.
    • Yokogawa : Supply integrated control and safety systems (ICSS)
  • Licensor:
    • Air Products AP-C3MRTM LNG process technology and equipment
    • BASF: Licence of technology for the removal of carbon dioxide from natural gas

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The FEED contract is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2011

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Gas will come from the South Tambeyskoye Gas Field
  • Customers:
    • CNPC agreed to buy 20% of the volume
    • Gazprom will purchase 2.9 million tons of LNG per annum
    • ENGIE will buy 1 million tons per year


  • 2011 - Total becomes partner in the project
  • 2011 - CB&I selected to provide front end engineering & design (FEED) services
  • 2011 - NOVATEK announced that it has executed a call option agreement for the right to purchase the remaining 25.1% stake in Yamal LNG for USD 526 million
  • 2012 - NOVATEK starts construction of Sabetta port
  • 2012 - Yamal LNG signed a license agreement on the use of BASF’s technology for the removal of carbon dioxide from natural gas
  • 2013 - Technip / JGC awarded EPC contract
  • 2013 - CNPC acquires 20% of the project
  • 2015 - Gazprom signs purchase agreement
  • 2015 - ENGIE signs a long-term LNG purchase contract

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda LNG References
  2. CB&I Awarded Concept Development for Yamal LNG Project, May 04, 2010
  3. Gazprom and NOVATEK sign cooperation agreement for LNG production in Yamal peninsula
  4. Russia: Total enters into a strategic partnership with the independent gas company Novatek
  5. CB&I Awarded Feed Contract for Yamal LNG Liquefaction Plant
  6. NOVATEK purchases option in Yamal LNG
  7. NOVATEK increases stake in Yamal LNG
  8. NOVATEK starts construction of Sabetta port
  9. Yamal LNG to employ BASF’s technology for the purification of natural gas
  10. Technip, in consortium with JGC, awarded the Yamal LNG project in Russia
  11. Siemens receives major order for Yamal LNG project in Russia
  12. NOVATEK and CNPC conclude agreement on share purchase in Yamal LNG
  13. GE to Provide Close to $600 Million in Turbomachinery Equipment for Russia’s Yamal LNG Megaproject
  14. Conclusion of heads of agreement on LNG supply with CNPC
  15. Vinci Construction Wins Construction Contract For Four LNG Storage Tanks For Yamal LNG In Russia
  16. Yokogawa Wins Control System Order for Yamal LNG Project in Russia
  17. Air Products’ Technology a Perfect Fit for Massive Russian Arctic LNG Project
  18. Technip confirms very major project award for the engineering, procurement and construction of Yamal LNG
  19. Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore and Yamal Trade sign long-term contract for LNG supply
  20. ENGIE signs a long-term LNG supply contract with Novatek

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