They will produce liquefied natural gas in the Arctic
A ship with two of the world’s largest modules for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic went to Russia from China.
On Thursday, August 26, the ship left the port on Xushan Island, Daishan County, Zhoushan City (Zhejiang Province in eastern China). The modules are expected to be delivered to Murmansk in 25 days.
These modules were designed and built by the Chinese company Wison Offshore & Marine. Each module is 60 meters long, 40 meters wide, 50 meters high, and weighs more than eight thousand tons. It is currently the largest and heaviest LNG production module in the world.
In the future, 14 such modules will be used in the construction of liquefied natural gas production lines in Russia for the development of LNG in the Arctic Ocean. The annual production capacity of each line is expected to reach 6.6 million tons.
The construction of the modules began in December 2019. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Chinese factories responsible for manufacturing have overcome a number of difficulties, including a shortage of workers and materials. However, the project was completed on time, demonstrating China’s competitiveness in large, complex modules.