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Yamal LNG commenced production

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A major milestone for Yamal LNG is now realised with the December announcement of the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ready to leave Sabetta. The nameplate capacity of the first train now in production is 5.5 million t per annum with a further two trains expected to be in production over 2018/2019. 

Eilbeck Cranes has supplied a total of eight explosion proof jib cranes each designed to cope with the extreme conditions faced on such a plant operating inside the Arctic Circle.  With all cranes now fully installed, commissioned and load tested they are now operational to carry out their designated lifting tasks as required.  The Australian made heavy-duty cranes underwent an exhaustive design process to ensure that not only the cranes’ structure but all components were able to operate in the extreme weather conditions. 

Yamal LNG has begun the process of developing and liquefying massive natural gas resources on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas into more than 70 million t of LNG - giving Russia the opportunity to become one of the biggest global LNG exporters.

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