Bilfinger completes LNG terminal consulting project for Russia’s Sakhalin Energy
BY MELANIE CRUTHIRDS, News Editor
MUNICH -- Bilfinger Industrial Services has recently completed a consulting project for Sakhalin Energy Investment Company on the island of Sakhalin in Russia. The contract entailed an analysis of the efficiency and efficacy of the processes implemented in an LNG terminal, including downstream production facilities. The activities were performed on site from January to March, with the project completed in early summer 2013, free of any delays.
The LNG terminal is located on the island of Sakhalin in the Sea of Okhotsk, north of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The offshore facilities, which also came within the scope of the analysis, are off the eastern coast of the island. The contract between Bilfinger and Sakhalin Energy arose from initial talks with Gazprom Sakhalin Holdings, the latter’s majority shareholder. The project posed a particular challenge for the experts at Bilfinger, as the processes to be analyzed had been established by specialists with extremely advanced technological and methodological skills.
During the execution of the project, experts from Bilfinger were supported by specialists from affiliate Bilfinger Industrial Technologies and its subsidiary Tebodin.