08 May 2018, News Wires – The Novatek-operated Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in the Russian Arctic has shipped two million tonnes of the chilled fuel since it started operations in December last year, LNG World News reports.
Yamal LNG said in a statement that the second millionth ton was loaded and dispatched onboard the facility’s 27 cargo from produced the first LNG train.
The first LNG train has a capacity of 5.5 million tonnes per annum. Novatek is also building two additional trains of the same capacity.
The Arc7 ice-class tankers carrying volumes from Yamal LNG regularly transfer cargoes at European terminals during winter, where conventional vessels pick them up for delivery to Asia or other higher-paying markets.
During Arctic summer, Yamal LNG will be delivering the chilled fuel to Asian-Pacific markets via the Northern Sea Route.