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Yamal LNG

It is the first plant of this kind being established at this extremely harsh weather latitude above the Arctic Circle. In winter wind gusts can reach 144 km/h and temperatures can be as low as -50°C with an annual average of -10.5°C. There is almost no natural light during the 5 winter months and the sea is frozen for seven to nine months per year.

Kelvion References Yamal LNG

The project team decided to have the whole plant modularized outside Russia in order to work faster and in better conditions away from the cold weather using established infrastructures which are not available in Sabetta area. Thus, large modules supporting Kelvion Air fin Coolers were built and transported by sea to the final location in Russia for connection at site. These modules are 45 m high (top of the air coolers) which is the highest modules Kelvion has been dealing with in the Oil and Gas industry to date. The sea motion had to be taken into account for the design and calculation of the Air Coolers which were awarded to Kelvion Thermal Solutions back in December 2013. The order was the largest ever for Kelvion reaching 45.3 Mo€. The scope of supply included the engineering, procurement, fabrication and assembly of 421 air coolers bundles assembled as 218 bays covering 21 process units of the plant. Among the large numbers were the 595 fans and mechanical drives required for the air coolers and the 932 header boxes for the tube bundles.

The project is consisting on three phases so called trains which were delivered is a specific sequence to fit the construction requirements. The project organization involved Kelvion Thermal Solutions SAS factory in France and Kelvion Thermal Solutions Jiangsu in China. The duration was three years up to the final delivery in December 2016. Kelvion thermal Solutions SAS received the order managed the project, the engineering and the header boxes manufacturing. The header boxes were then shipped over to Kelvion Thermal Solutions in Changshu by containers. Kelvion Thermal Solutions Changshu was then producing the required finned tubes, and assembling the tube bundles using the header boxes received from France. All the supporting structures were ordered from France and delivered to Changshu as well as they had to answer very specific low temperature mechanical criterion. Then our team in Changshu established their own assembly yard in Daxinhua port along the Yangtse River to assemble the air cooler bays which were too big to transit by road. Some of the bays were reaching more than 7 m wide and 16.5 m long for a unit weight of 50 T. The client was then sending vessels on which we loaded our air cooler bays to be transported to the final assembly yards located in Tianjin, Qindao and Penglai. The customer then erected our Air Coolers on top of the modular pipe rack sections for alignment and piping connections. Then each of those large modules are being shipped again to their final location in Yamal Peninsula for site installation using a summer road or winter road depending on the status of the sea freezing nearby the plant. The first train is due to be commissioned within 2017 and production of liquefied gas should start in 2018.

Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG
Kelvion References Yamal LNG

The project team decided to have the whole plant modularized outside Russia in order to work faster and in better conditions away from the cold weather using established infrastructures which are not available in Sabetta area. Thus, large modules supporting Kelvion Air fin Coolers were built and transported by sea to the final location in Russia for connection at site. These modules are 45 m high (top of the air coolers) which is the highest modules Kelvion has been dealing with in the Oil and Gas industry to date. The sea motion had to be taken into account for the design and calculation of the Air Coolers which were awarded to Kelvion Thermal Solutions back in December 2013. The order was the largest ever for Kelvion reaching 45.3 Mo€. The scope of supply included the engineering, procurement, fabrication and assembly of 421 air coolers bundles assembled as 218 bays covering 21 process units of the plant. Among the large numbers were the 595 fans and mechanical drives required for the air coolers and the 932 header boxes for the tube bundles.

The project is consisting on three phases so called trains which were delivered is a specific sequence to fit the construction requirements. The project organization involved Kelvion Thermal Solutions SAS factory in France and Kelvion Thermal Solutions Jiangsu in China. The duration was three years up to the final delivery in December 2016. Kelvion thermal Solutions SAS received the order managed the project, the engineering and the header boxes manufacturing. The header boxes were then shipped over to Kelvion Thermal Solutions in Changshu by containers. Kelvion Thermal Solutions Changshu was then producing the required finned tubes, and assembling the tube bundles using the header boxes received from France. All the supporting structures were ordered from France and delivered to Changshu as well as they had to answer very specific low temperature mechanical criterion. Then our team in Changshu established their own assembly yard in Daxinhua port along the Yangtse River to assemble the air cooler bays which were too big to transit by road. Some of the bays were reaching more than 7 m wide and 16.5 m long for a unit weight of 50 T. The client was then sending vessels on which we loaded our air cooler bays to be transported to the final assembly yards located in Tianjin, Qindao and Penglai. The customer then erected our Air Coolers on top of the modular pipe rack sections for alignment and piping connections. Then each of those large modules are being shipped again to their final location in Yamal Peninsula for site installation using a summer road or winter road depending on the status of the sea freezing nearby the plant. The first train is due to be commissioned within 2017 and production of liquefied gas should start in 2018.

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