AEG Power Solutions announced it has been awarded a contract to supply equipment that will be insuring uninterrupted power supply to the Russian Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
The LNG plant is expected to receive more than 50 Protect 8 three-phase UPS units.
“We have a rich experience and the Protect 8 UDP system has a proven track record of operation in most challenging environments,” AEG Power Solutions Vice President for Global Industry Sales, said.
AEG Scores Deal for Yamal LNG
“Protect 8 uninterrupted power supply systems by AEG PS meet all of the stringent technical requirements that Yamal LNG has set for the equipment to be operated in challenging climate conditions,” the company said in a statement.
According to AEG, the Protect 8 UPS uses cutting-edge technology and is based on the “double conversion topology”, a technology to ensure safety operation of high-performance equipment amid demanding climate conditions.
“We are very glad to take part in such an ambitious project. The gas market is now gaining momentum and we are positioning ourselves to benefit from it,” Ferriman added.
Yamal LNG: an ambitious project
In the meantime, media sources reported that the project is getting closer to completing the first phase of the South Tambey field development.
This means that, despite the current challenges faced by the oil and gas market, Yamal LNG could well be exporting its first LNG cargo by the end of 2017, as originally planned in 2012.
The Yamal peninsula is estimated to hold the largest gas reserves in the world, but also has the toughest working conditions.
Drilling operations are challenging due to the type of land in place, and in the winter, daylight is only available for a short period.
As well as this, the area is very remote, with no local workforce available, and the nearest potential market is located 3,000 kilometres (1,864 miles) away.
The LNG plant has a planned capacity of 16.5 million tonnes per year and is owned by OAO NOVATEK (50.1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%) and the Silk Road Fund (9.9%).