In October 2014 BigRoll Shipping signed a major contract to transport several large and voluminous modules for the Yamal LNG Project. The contract was signed with the YAMGAZ JV – a joint venture formed by Technip, JGC and Chiyoda operating as the EPC contractor on the project for the ultimate client JSC Yamal LNG. The planned LNG plant will have three trains with total capacity of 16.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year. First train is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2017 and the full capacity are to be achieved by 2021.
The project has chosen a modular construction strategy. This strategy allows pre-fabrication of LNG plant modules in quality controlled and cost effective fabrication locations in the Far East and South East Asia. BigRoll is contracted to transport the LNG Modules, PARs & PAUs from selected fabrication yards in Asia to the LNG plant at Sabetta, Yamal Peninsula, Russia. The scope of work for BigRoll on this project includes marine transportation, provision of ice-classed module carrier vessels, a full suite of project management, engineering, operations and health, safety & environmental activities to support the transportation of the LNG modules ranging from 500-7200 ton.
BigRoll has been awarded a two year contract with options for extension for two of our four ice-classed module carriers. With a state-of-the-art design, Ice-Class, slender hull and high ballast capacities, our vessels provide the unique capabilities required to service this project including the extreme conditions and challenging logistic requirements.