Yamal is a liquefied natural gas project located deep in the Russian Arctic, a region that is icebound for seven to nine months a year. Moreover, the sun doesn’t rise for three months at a time. Heinen & Hopman China delivered the HVAC system for a Heavy Load Carrier that will be deployed in the transport of modules for the Yamal LNG project.
Yamal LNG is a liquefied natural gas plant at Sabetta, north-east of the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. An LNG plant consists of one or more trains to compress natural gas into liquefied natural gas. Liquefying natural gas results in a great volume reduction, which makes it practical and commercially viable to transport natural gas from one country to another. A typical train consists of a compression area, propane condenser area, methane, and ethane areas.
Yamal LNG is the largest energy project ever attempted above the Arctic circle, representing a total investment of USD 27 billion.
Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) built two PC-3 module carriers which will be deployed in the transport of modules from Europe to Sabetta at the Yamal site all year round, even in winter period. The extreme climate poses great engineering challenges to Heinen & Hopman China. When designing the heating system for the accommodation area, the correct components needed to be selected in order to keep crew warm in temperatures as low as -50 ˚C. Other special features of the design include:
The Heavy Load Carrier is capable to load, transport and discharge two modules weighing 10.000 tonnes each.