Evgeniy Kot, General Director, Yamal LNG, stated: “Obtaining permission to commission the first LNG train is the cumulative result of many months of hard work and dedication by thousands of construction workers, installers, and engineers who have worked and continue to work in Sabetta. We not only maintained our strict project deadlines, but we also expect to launch the second and third LNG trains ahead of schedule”.

The design capacity of the first LNG train is 5.5 million tons per annum. Yamal LNG plans to begin shipping LNG before the end of 2017.

Yamal LNG is involved in construction of the natural gas liquefaction plant on the base of the hydrocarbon resources of the South-Tambeyskoye field. First LNG production is scheduled for 2017. Yamal LNG shareholders are: NOVATEK (50.1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%), and Silk Road Fund (9.9%).