Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom, and Valery Limarenko, Governor of Sakhalin Oblast, have signed an agreement to build a LNG plant on the island of Sakhalin and LNG unloading, storage and regasification units for the Kuril Isles.
According to the regional government, this year the draft design of a small-tonnage LNG plant is planned to be completed, with Phase 1 to become operable at the end of 2023. Parallel, autonomous regasification units for the Kuril islands of Iturup and Kunashir are to be designed and built.
The units to operate on the islands of Paramushir and Shikotan are scheduled to be designed in Q3 of 2023 to be put into operation in Q3, 2125. Gas for LNG production will be sourced from Sakhalin 2 Project.
LNG produced at the Sakhalin-based plant will be shipped in tank containers from the sea port of Korsakov to the maritime terminals of Kurilsk, Severo-Kurilsk, Molkurilsk and Yuzhno-Kurilsk on the Kuril Isles.