The Japanese firm Chiyoda, in a joint venture (CTSD) with Toyo Engineering and a Russian consortium, was awarded the Sakhalin 2 LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) and OET (Oil Export Terminal) Project. The project delivers the World’s biggest integrated oil and gas project and is the first of its kind in Russia.
With strict Government regulations, harsh climatic conditions, the need for a large workforce and tight budgets, it was vital CTSD worked with a partner who was up to the challenge. Kentech was awarded the complete electrical and instrumentation contract on the construction of the LNG Plant and Oil Export Terminal where we provided bulk material procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning services.
Kentech delivered to challenging timescales to reach milestones. For example in late July 2007, CTSD and Kentech committed to installing 430,000 metres of main and secondary cabling on the Process Trains before the onset of the cold winter weather. The harsh winters in Sakhalin, which often reach temperatures of -35C, would seriously limit cabling as the cable cannot be installed in temperatures below -5C. Although we agreed to achieve this meterage in a 13 week period, we were delighted to surpass this target in less than 9 weeks.
We were proud to receive a total of 9 awards and commendations from the client during the life of the project, including 3 awards for ‘Best Subcontractor’. On receiving our award for the achievement of 3 million executed manhours LTI free, the client commented “This performance measurement combined with your individual field safety execution is further tribute to the collective commitment of excellence undertaken.”