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5 august 2013

Yamal LNG completes installation of piles for material offloading FACILITIES AT THE SABETTA SEA PORT

Moscow, 5 August 2013. JSC Yamal LNG (“Yamal LNG” and/or the “Company”) announced an early installation completion of the face walls, anchor walls and screening pile rows of the early phase facilities at the Sabetta Sea Port, which is currently being built on the the Yamal Peninsula. These construction solutions will enable beginning of dredging activities in the quay apron area as early as this year, thus ensuring year-round access of large cargo vessels.
Early phase facilities at the Sabetta Sea Port consist of four quays with the total length of 915 m, capable of receiving Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo vessels. These facilities are intended for offloading of process modules and cargo, which will be delivered for field development and construction activities the the LNG plant. Early phase port facilities are scheduled for completion in June 2014 enabling the delivery and offloading of large process modules, weighing over 8,000 tons.
The contractor for the early phase port facilities is JSC MRTS. According to Decree No. 1128-r, issued by the Russian Government, dated 04.07.2013, the Sabetta port will be open for entry of foreign-flag vessels.
The Yamal LNG project envisages construction of a LNG plant with a capacity of 16.5 million tons per annum based on the natural gas resources of the South-Tambeyskoye field. According to the PRMS reserve standards, the proven and probable reserves of the South-Tambeyskoye field as of 31 December 2012 were appraised at 907 billion cubic meters of natural gas. The Yamal LNG project also requires the construction of transport infrastructure including a sea port and an airport located near Sabetta (located north-east of the Yamal Peninsula).
Yamal LNG is currently owned by NOVATEK (80%) and Total (20%).
JSC Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy (JSC MRTS) is one of the largest Russian construction companies specializing in the construction of gas pipelines in the Far North and Western Siberia, and currently engaged in the construction of early phase facilities of the Sabetta Sea Port.