Bringing Yamal LNG to life was one of the most complex LNG projects ever undertaken.
About the project
Launched at the end of 2013, the Yamal LNG project is located above the Arctic Circle, a region which is ice-bound for 7-9 months of the year and the site is completely isolated from current infrastructure.
More than 200 wells will be drilled along with the creation of three liquefaction trains, each of which offers an annual capacity of 5.5 million metric tons. To ensure its stability, the plant will be supported by tens of thousands of piles driven some 20 meters into the permafrost, which is the first time this technique will be used on such a large scale.
Yamal LNG unlocks access to the vast gas resources of the Russian Arctic, while also opening a new LNG sea transport route to Asia using ice-class LNG carriers.
International Assignment Support
NRL has supported this project by supplying to 3 yards, (Penglai, Qidong & Qingdao - China), tasked with the fabrication of modules for the Sabetta-based processing plant. We supplied multi-national contractors, under a fully compliant in-country payroll and visa process, who were responsible for providing specialist support to the local teams.
Positions supplied included: Area Construction Managers, Senior Civil / Structural Design Engineers, Customs Clearance Co-ordinators, Piping Engineers, Commissioning Supervisors, Planning Engineers, Packaging Reservation & Logistic Leads, Easy Plant Co-ordinators.
We also supplied Commissions Managers and Supervisors to JV members for permanent positions based in Sabetta, Russia.
Name: Yamal LNG Project
Estimated Investment: $27bn
Location: Sabetta, Yamal Peninsula, Russia
Owners: Novatek, Total CNPC, Silk Road Fund
Nature: Onshore Gas Field and Processing Plant
Outcomes: Construction of an LNG plant with a capacity of 16.5 MTPA
Main contractors: YAMGAZ - a joint venture between Technip, JGC and Chiyoda Corporation
Our expertise at work