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Third LNG train from Yamal LNG launched one year earlier

Novatek announced that its joint venture Yamal LNG has began initial production of LNG at the plant’s third LNG train. The overall nameplate capacity of all three LNG trains is 16.5 mmtpa, or 5.5 mmtpa per LNG train. Novatek launched all three LNG trains from Yamal LNG project more than one year ahead of the planned original schedule.  

First Yamal LNG cargo shipped to China through NSR

Russian natural gas major Novatek announced, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Novatek Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., that it has shipped its first LNG produced cargo from the Yamal LNG project to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), through the Northern Sea Route, as part of its plans to expand customer base in China.

LNG shipped from Yamal LNG exceeds 5 million tons

Yamal LNG announced that the 68th cargo offloaded from the Yamal LNG project onto the Arc7 ice-class tanker ‘Christophe de Margerie’, exceeding 5 million tons of LNG produced since the start of the first LNG train in December 2017. Novatek has also shipped its first LNG cargo to the Brazilian market.

First cargo from Yamal LNG shipped to Brazil

Russian gas producer Novatek announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Novatek Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., has shipped its first LNG cargo to the Brazilian market with LNG produced from the Yamal LNG project. The cargo was delivered to the Bahia Regasification Terminal owned by Petrobras.

DSME names Yamal ice-breaking LNG carrier ‘Vladimir Vize’

MOL announced that on 11 September, a naming ceremony for an ice-breaking LNG carrier, which was jointly ordered by MOL and COSCO, took place at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The newbuild vessel was named “Vladimir Vize” and is the sister vessel of the “Vladimir Rusanov”.

Novatek ships LNG cargo to China via the Northern Sea Route

Russian natural gas producers Novatek informed that it shipped its first cargo of LNG from the Yamal LNG project to China via the Northern Sea Route on July 19. An official ceremony was held to commemorate the arrival of the LNG tankers ‘Vladimir Rusanov’ and ‘Eduard Toll’ to the Chinese port of Jiangsu Rudong.

Sovcomflot, Novatek to transport gas from Arctic LNG projects

Russian Sovcomflot and Novatek signed an agreement on transport support for the Yamal LNG, Arctic LNG-2 projects and other Arctic projects of Novatek. The agreement regards the transportation of hydrocarbons such as LNG and gas condensate from Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG-2 project.

LNG carrier transports LNG to Asia through the Northern Sea Route

A Russian Arctic LNG shipment started its voyage through the Northern Sea Route to Asia. The ‘Vladimir Rusanov’ LNG tanker marked Yamal LNG plant’s first shipment through the NSR. The NSR is crucial for Yamal LNG, and it generally opens from June until November. However, extreme conditions this year have postponed the deliveries.

Yamal LNG shipments increase after sea ice stops traffic

The Boris Vilkitski LNG tanker left the Yamal plant on Friday for Montoir terminal in France,  after spending more than a week without operating. In addition, Christophe de Margerie appears to have loaded, and is now leaving the area. Moreover, the LNG tankers Vladimir Rusanov and Eduard Toll are waiting offshore the Yamal LNG plant. 

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