Moscow, 9 August 2018. PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announced that Yamal LNG has launched the second LNG train and dispatched the first cargo from this unit. The second LNG train commissioned six months ahead of its original schedule, and combined with the first LNG train launch in December 2017, has achieved the commissioning of the first two LNG trains in record time.
The first gas input into the second 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 two working LNG trains is 11 mmpta.
”We have not only commissioned the first train at Yamal LNG on time and on budget, but we have significantly expedited the formal commissioning of the second train.” noted NOVATEK’s Chairman of Management Board 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 two 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”.