On 15 November of this year, the joint venture formed by two VINCI Construction subsidiaries, Entrepose Contracting and VINCI Construction Grands Projets, signed an EPC* contract with Novatek subsidiary OOO OBSKY LNG to build two new cryogenic LNG tanks on the Yamal Peninsula.
"We are extremely proud and honoured that Novatek has entrusted this new project to us following the exemplary on-time, on-budget handover of the first four LNG tanks built in Sabetta for Yamal LNG. The new project is recognition of our expertise in the sector, and particularly of our ability to rise to the challenges of innovative projects to be carried out in extreme environments," says Entreprose Contracting Managing Director Gaël Cailleaux.
"Two years after the handover of the four Yamal tanks, the challenge of designing and building tanks in this area of the world – where temperatures are below freezing eight months out of the year and can reach -50°C in winter – remains unchanged. We are fully mobilised, with the technical and innovation capabilities of our in-house design and engineering offices, to carry out this contract alongside our partners," says Fadi Selwan, operations Director, Americas and LNG at VINCI Construction Grands Projets.
In July 2019, VINCI Construction won a contract to build an LNG tank in northern British Columbia, Canada. Having built 14 LNG tanks around the world over the past decade, VINCI Construction is widely respected for its ability to meet the expectations of the oil and gas majors in every type of environment.
*Engineering, Procurement and Construction