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Mammoet lands contract for Arctic LNG 2 project

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Technip-led joint venture NovArctic, in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas, has engaged Mammoet as an unloading, transportation and installation contractor for the Arctic LNG 2 project.

Over the course of four years, Mammoet will install 42 large modules onto three concrete gravity based structures (GBS) in Murmansk, Russia. The project is expected to use a total of around 2000 self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) axles, several Mega Jack lifting systems, a crane fleet spearheaded by a CC8800-1 crane that comes complete with a Boom Booster, and also around 120 workers at peak times.

This is the biggest-ever contract in the history of Mammoet, in terms of an aggregate tonnage as well. Each module will weigh between 8000 t and 17 000 t; over the project’s lifespan the total weight of lifting operations will reach some 500 000 t.

Mammoet will provide unloading, lifting, jacking and skidding services at the purpose-built shipyard near Murmansk, ensuring a continuous installation of the modules on top of the GBS. Mammoet has also secured a contract for unloading services at the module fabrication yard, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering in China (a joint venture between McDermott and CSIC Wuchuan). This will require the mobilisation of some SPMT axles and also additional heavy lift cranes to the yard.

Mammoet was actively involved in the Yamal LNG project, transporting approximately 142 modules at extreme temperatures well below -50ºC and also managing an intermediate storage yard in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

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