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LNG Construction Center

The world's first facility for "mass production" of natural gas liquefaction trains on gravity-based structures (GBS)

The LNG Construction Center (“Center”) is being implemented under Russian Government Directive No. 1129-r dated 17 June 2015 and was assigned the status of a strategic investment project and a large-scale investment project in the Murmansk Region.

The Center is located in the village of Belokamenka in the Murmansk Region and is a key facility for the LNG equipment manufacturing industry emerging in Russia. The project encompasses the fabrication of GBS LNG trains from the construction of gravity-based structures to LNG equipment integration and fabrication of large-scale modules. Over 100 Russian manufacturers are involved in creating the LNG Construction Center, with some of their high-tech products developed specifically for the Project and are unique for Russia.

Currently, the Center is constructing the first two GBS liquefaction trains for the Arctic LNG 2 project.  It will used to build liquefaction trains for NOVATEK's prospective LNG projects.

In September 2021, the first modules for the GBS #1 arrived at the LNG Construction Center.

The LNG Construction Center includes 5 main parts:

  • GBS yard including two dry docks
  • Topsides yard
  • Marine infrastructure
  • Utilities
  • Accommodation camp and administrative facilities