Novatek starts second 5.5 Mt/year train at Yamal LNG (Russia)

10 Aug 2018

Russian energy group Novatek has begun shipments from the second 5.5 Mt/year LNG train of its Yamal LNG project in Yamal peninsula in Russia. The train is already working at its nameplate capacity and has produced more than 250 kt of LNG during its commissioning.

The Yamal LNG project consists of three liquefaction trains of 5.5 Mt/year each of LNG and up to 1 Mt/year of gas condensate. The first unit was commissioned in December 2017 and the third train is expected in 2019, raising the project's capacity to 16.5 Mt/year.

Yamal LNG's shareholders are Novatek with 50.1%, Total with 20%, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) with 20% and the Silk Road Fund with 9.9%. Yamal LNG has already secured contracts for more than 95% of the total capacity.

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