Yokogawa Europe Solutions, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric, has secured a contract from Yamgaz, a consortium of Technip and JGC, for the supply of integrated control and safety systems (ICSS) in Russia.
The supply of ICSS is meant for the Yamal LNG Project, which will feature a liquefied natural gas plant and other facilities at Sabetta in the Yamal Peninsula, of north-west Siberia, above the Arctic circle.
Considered to be one of the largest resource projects in Russia, the Yamal LNG Project is being undertaken by JSC Yamal LNG, which is 80% owned by oil and gas company Novatek and 20% by French energy company Total.
The project will include an integrated complex for the liquefaction of natural gas with an annual design production capacity of 16.5 million tonnes.
The complex will feature three process trains, which are expected to be commissioned in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively and will have an annual production output of 5.5 million tonnes each.
Yokogawa will supply CENTUM VP integrated production control systems, ProSafe-RS safety instrumented systems, Exaquantum plant information management systems, PRM integrated device management packages for the monitoring of plant equipment, analytical systems, analyzer shelters and operator training systems for the project.
Further, Yokogawa will be responsible for delivery, engineering, installation, commissioning and operator training.
This is considered to be the firm’s largest order ever for a natural gas project in Russia, which holds the largest natural gas reserves in the world.
Yamal Peninsula is home to several undeveloped natural gas fields.
Yokogawa’s systems are in use at 47 gas liquefaction plants and 42 LNG receiving terminals across the world, and are used by or are on order for a total of 54 LNG carriers.
Image: Yamal LNG Project in the Russian Arctic region. Photo: courtesy of Total.