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IMI awarded Yamal LNG contracts

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IMI Critical Engineering has announced that its IMI Orton business has received eight contracts with three different customers to supply valves and actuators for the Yamal LNG project.

In a statement, IMI Critical Engineering said that the contracts were worth “tens of millions of euros”, and that the company had the potential to win further contracts in the future.

Yamal LNG is based in the estuary of the Ob River in Northern Siberia, and is ice-bound for nine months of the year. As such, it is a highly challenging environment for LNG production. Nevertheless, more than 200 wells are expected to be drilled to develop the huge South Tambey natural gas field, where reserves are estimated at more than 1 trillion m3.

IMI Orton attributed the contarct award to its experience of operating in hostile environments, as well as its early engagement with CB&I.

Alberto Aliani, Managing Director of IMI Orton, said: “The important message is that on a large project it is important to work closely with all parties from the very first phase and then throughout the entire life of the project. This approach will enable us to provide the best possible support to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partners and the end customer and will be key to earning further contracts on the Yamal LNG project in future.”

Another IMI Critical Engineering company, IMI CCI, is also supplying valves to the Yamal LNG project.

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