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 Dry Dock No 2, concrete casting of GBS 2 continues. Modules construction for Trains #2 and #3 is underway. First modules for Train 2 are expected to arrive to Murmansk in May 2022. Moreover, the first modules for Train 3 are expected to arrive to Murmansk in May 2023.
The LNG Construction Center includes 5 main parts:
- GBS yard including two dry docks
- Topsides yard
- Marine infrastructure
- Accommodation camp and administrative facilities