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Gazprom starts design for Russian LNG project

22nd November 2013

Russian gas giant developing design documentation for 15 mtpa Vladivostok-LNG project

Gazprom starts design for Russian LNG project
3D model of Vladivostok-LNG project. Copyright: Gazprom

Gazprom is developing the design documentation for its upcoming Vladivostok-LNG project, the company has announced, as it seeks to speed up new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects that will help increase its foothold in the global gas market.

 

Under the project, an LNG plant with an annual capacity of no less than 15 million tons per annum (mtpa) will be constructed. The first train will be commissioned in 2018 and the second in 2020, with each train having a capacity of 5 mtpa. The plant may undergo further expansion in the future.

  

The LNG plant will be built near Vladivostok, Primorye Territory.  Gas supplies will come from the Sakhalin projects as well as the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centres. The project is of great importance for boosting Russian gas supplies to the Asia-Pacific markets, including Japan.

 

A special-purpose company – Gazprom LNG Vladivostok – has been set up to implement the project. The design documentation is being developed and should be completed by Q3 2014.

  

Project investigation works are underway on the Lomonosov Peninsula, Portovaya Bay, the proposed location of the LNG plant and surrounding infrastructure. Engineering surveys are on-going with a purpose to design LNG plant facilities and an export terminal at the most appropriate location.

  

The company is also looking for partners to jointly implement the Vladivostok-LNG project. Several big international companies have already expressed interest in the project, and some potential LNG buyers have also showed interest, including Japanese companies.