Heavy lifting specialist Mammoet has been contracted to provide unloading, transportation and installation services for Novatek’ Arctic LNG 2 project. The company has been engaged by the Technip-led joint venture NovArtic.
According to Mammoet, the company will carry out over half a million tons of lifting operations in the Gydan peninsula during four years.
Mammoet is to install 42 large modules onto three concrete gravity-based structures (GBS) in Murmansk. The project is expected to use a total of around 2,000 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 the overall tonnage. Each module will weigh between 8,000 and 17,000 tons; over the project’s lifespan the total weight of lifting operations will reach some 500,000 tons.
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.