When it is necessary to achieve peak performance in even the most prohibitive weather conditions, Cofimco products are able to offer guaranteed efficiency, reliability, and safety. That's the reason why GEA Batignolles Technologies Thermiques (GEA BTT) did not hesitate to turn to us for the supply of 600 fans for the Yamall LNG project in Russia. The fans supplied to BTT will be equipped with special materials in order to work at extremely low ambient temperatures (less than -50°C). This is not the first time Cofimco received the commission to design and supply low temperature fans, but it is certainly one of the largest projects of its kind.
Yamal LNG is a natural gas plant at Sabetta, North-east of the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. Often referred as the Yamal Megaproject, it is part of a long-term plan to extract and bring to the markets the 418 billion cubic meters of gas reserves in the Yamal Peninsula.
The Yamal LNG project is one of the largest industrial undertakings in the Arctic and it will involve the drilling of more than 200 wells, the construction of 3 LNG trains – each one with a capacity of 5.5 million tons per year -, a vast gas terminal, and the commissioning (the first in the world) of 16 icebreaker tankers, each one with transport capacity of 170,000 m³. It is a major new maritime route for transporting natural gas to Europe and Asia.
Technip France is building a LNG facility for Yamal in three stages. Each stage will add 5.5 million tons of annual LNG production capacity, resulting in final capacity of 16.5 million tons.
GEA BTT landed a record order with a value of over 40 million Euros from the plant contracting companies Technip and JGC. GEA BTT will design the heat exchangers, manufacture them over a period of three years, and deliver them to the customer.
Cofimco is proud to be a part of this project. We are confident that the high quality of our products will make a major contribution to its success.