GEA to deliver heat exchangers for Yamal LNG
The order was for more than 400 air cooled heat exchangers for the three-line LNG plant under construction on the Siberian peninsula of Yamal. GEA BTT will design the heat exchangers, manufacture them over a period of three years, and deliver them to the customer (Technip and JGC).
BOCHUM -- GEA Heat Exchangers reported a record order with a
value of over $ 558 million from the plant contracting
companies Technip and JGC.
The order was for more than 400 air cooled heat exchangers
for the three-line LNG plant under construction
on the Siberian
peninsula of Yamal. GEA BTT will design the heat exchangers,
manufacture them over a period of three years, and deliver
them to the customer.
Technip and JGC are developing and building the first arctic
LNG plant in Russia. Commissioning is planned for three
phases and is scheduled to take place from 2016 to 2018.
Within Yamal LNG, Novatek holds 60% interest and Total and
CNPC have 20% each. The venture plans to build a plant based
on the South Tambey field.
The heat exchangers delivered by GEA will be installed in the
three LNG lines, each of which will process 5.5 million tpy
The plant facilities
will liquefy the
extracted gas to reduce it to one six hundredth of its
original volume. This makes it possible to transport the gas
economically by ship to markets of destination in Europe
and Asia. A special LNG
tanker with capacity of 170,000 cubic meter has been designed
to enable LNG shipping the Arctic Ocean.
The plant contracting companies also face a special climatic
challenge. The GEA heat exchangers are likewise required to
withstand Siberian temperatures for decades, and are designed
accordingly. In this project
, GEA Batignolles
Technologies Thermiques is profiting from experience gained
from many other project
s in the power-plant, oil,
and gas sectors.