Utrenny LNG terminal project includes massive dredging operations

The facilities of Utrenny terminal for LNG and gas condensate built in Sabetta seaport on the Yamal peninsula under the Arctic LNG 2 project are to be put into operation in May 2023, according to the official portal for Russia’s national projects.

Jan De Nul

Equipment for the first technological train of about 7 million tonnes in capacity will be delivered to the terminal in autumn.

Shipments of LNG and gas condensate from the Utrenny  field on the Gydan Peninsula will begin after the first train undergoes start-up and commissioning procedures.

The Utrenny terminal is section No 2 of Sabetta seaport in the framework of NOVATEK’s Arctic LNG 2 project.

The terminal construction – the federally owned facilities and the reconstruction of the seaway canal – are included into the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of Core Infrastructure (CPMI) until 2024. 5.6-km long and 510-m wide access canal to the Utrenny terminal will ensure navigation in fast and drift ice conditions.

The scope of dredging is estimated at about 60 million cbm and the cost of dredging works at RUB 37.5 billion ($540 million).

Total cost of the LNG terminal is RUB 95.7 billion with the state budget of the Russian Federation covering 70% of the project cost. 

The Utrenny terminal will ensure export shipment of 21.6 million tonnes of hydrocarbons under Arctic LNG 2 project which provides for construction of three LNG trains with the total annual capacity of 19.8 mtpa.

Also, the facility will produce at least 1.6 mtpa of stable gas condensate.