In the Murmansk region, they are building a unique floating natural gas liquefaction plant from scratch, which has no analogues in the world yet.
It takes one and a half year to create one gas liquefaction plant. The first plant under construction now should be ready by the summer of next year. At the same time, it is planned to build three similar enterprises by 2025.
An area of 260 hectares was allocated for the construction of the plant. The construction involved two dry docks and several concrete plants. And so that the LNG processing plant is commissioned on time, 22 thousand workers work here around the clock in two shifts.
At the moment, the future floating LNG plant is at the stage of construction of production modules. Besides, a concrete base with an area of 150 by 350 meters and a mass of 450 thousand tons has already been poured. Moreover, after the completion of construction, it will weigh 150 thousand tons more.
According to Andrey Kulikov, deputy head of the module construction department at the LNG Construction Center, production modules are assembled sequentially according to the principle of a designer. First, metal structures are made and assembled together in a special workshop, and then they are painted and assembled into single modules.
“This is done in one place, which makes it possible to practically collect similar gravity-type bases on a regular basis and deliver them anywhere in the world,” said Pyotr Oborin, general director of NOVATEK-Murmansk, in an interview with the Russia 24 channel.
The designers and builders also foresaw that the plant will be used in harsh climatic conditions. In this regard, the modules will be covered with a special paint that is resistant to the low temperatures of the Far North and high humidity.
After the construction completion, the plant will be directed to the Arctic LNG-2 gas field in the Arctic Ocean. At the same time, in the future, gas from there will go primarily to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.