RHI to build The Arctic LNG 2 Facility in Murmansk / Russia


Arctic LNG 2 is a subsidiary of Russia’s natural gas giant, Novatek. It has chosen SaRen, the company established jointly by RHI and Saipem of Italy with a 50% partnership, to carry out the manufacturing, transport, and assembly works for the three components of the Gravity Base Structure (GBS) of the Arctic LNG 2 Terminal Project. Contracts worth over 2.0 billion euro have been signed.

The three large GBS components, with dimensions of 324 × 152 × 30 m, will be used for the storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) which will be taken from three LNG production lines, each with a capacity of about 6.6 million tons per year.

The engineering and procurement work has already started. Construction will commence in June 2019. The first of the three GBSs is planned to be commissioned in 2023, and all commissioning works will be completed by May 2026.

After the modules and superstructures are added by the other EPC module manufacturing contractor to the blocks to be constructed in the dry pools in Murmansk, the blocks will be floated and mounted in their place in the Gydan area, in the Arctic Circle.

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