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Yamal LNG realized LNG commissioning in record time

10 August 2018 , 10:10Neftegaz.RU447

Sabetta, August 10 - Neftegaz.RU. NOVATEK announced on August 9 that Yamal LNG has launched the 2nd LNG train and dispatched the 1st cargo from this unit.


The 2nd LNG train commissioned 6 months ahead of its original schedule, and combined with the 1st LNG train launch in December 2017, has achieved the commissioning of the 1st 2 LNG trains in record time.


The 1st gas input into the 2nd LNG train occurred on the 21st July and is now operating at its rated nameplate capacity of 5.5 million tons per annum (mmpta). The total capacity of the 2 working LNG trains is 11 mmpta. 


«We have not only commissioned the 1st train at Yamal LNG on time and on budget, but we have significantly expedited the formal commissioning of the 2nd train, » noted NOVATEK’s CEO Leonid Mikhelson.


«Presently, the third LNG train start-up is also expected to be launched significantly ahead of original schedule – an unprecedented achievement for the LNG industry. The total operating capacity of the 2 working LNG trains already approximates about 3.5% of the global LNG market and becomes a significant project in the context of the global LNG landscape. Our strategic goal is to produce between 55 and 60 mmtpa by 2030», he said


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