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Project implementation

Tenders and Contracts

The main tenders have been completed and key contracts signed as a part of the project implementation. In particular, the EPC contract has been awarded to the joint venture of Technip, JGC and Chiyoda. A slot reservation agreement was signed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company for the construction of up to 15 ARC7 ice-class LNG carriers.

In August 2017 the first Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker “Christophe de Margerie” has entered the Kara Sea and has started its first LNG cargo voyage through the Northern Sea Route. In November 2018, NOVATEK shipped its first cargo to China National Offshore Oil Corporation, or CNOOC, via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) by an Arc7 ice-class LNG carrier in 20 days, completing the NSR part of the journey in 7.5 days.

In December 2019 Yamal LNG announced the operational start of the new Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker “Yakov Gakkel”, the fifteenth and final Arc7 ice-class tanker built specifically for the Project.

LNG Marketing

Long-term contracts for 95% of LNG volumes have been placed. Regular LNG sales according to the long-term contracts commenced in April 2018. All LNG sales prior to that date was sold on a spot basis.


Operation of material offloading berths in the port of Sabetta began, which enabled to open first winter navigation in October 2013 and ensure year-round supplies of construction cargos.

The first cargo loading commenced on 8 December 2017 at the Sabetta port using the first Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker. In 2020 255 LNG shipments were dispatched for a total volume of 18.6 million tons, along with 24 shipments of stable gas condensate representing 1 million tons.

LNG Plant

The plant’s first module was delivered to the site in September 2015, and delivery of other long-lead items also started during the past year.

The first LNG train launched in December 2017. During the official loading ceremony in Sabetta on the 8th December, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the formal command to start loading LNG onto the Arc7 ice-class tanker “Christophe de Margerie”, owned and operated by Sovcomflot. Yamal LNG begins shipments from the second LNG train in August 2018. Yamal LNG commenced third LNG train production on November 2018. Train 4 is under construction. Yamal LNG Train 4 with 0.9 mmt per annum capacity was launched in May 2021.

International Airport

Airport Sabetta serves regular flights from Moscow, Samara and Novy Urengoy from February 2015.