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Novatek-led venture mulls wind power for gas-fired Siberian plant

June 30, 2021

Upstream Online:

Novatek-led liquefied natural gas producer Yamal LNG is considering adding a wind power plant to its existing gas-fired generation facilities in Russia as it aims to drive down its carbon emissions.

The existing generation facilities already provide electric power and heat to the operator’s flagship LNG plant near the port of Sabetta in West Siberia.

Moscow business daily Kommersant reported that Denmark’s Vestas is a potential partner in the project, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of Yamal LNG as international customers become more carbon conscious.

In June, Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft said it had signed an agreement on co-operation in wind power generation with Vestas, aiming to use the latter’s expertise and equipment for its own ambitious Vostok Oil project in East Siberia.

Yamal LNG chief shareholder Novatek has not commented on its renewable power plans.

The mooted wind power plant would be expected to provide maximum output of 200 megawatts — about half of the current capacity of the existing generation facilities at Sabetta.

[Vladimir Afanasiev]

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