Geda powers up in Siberia
By Euan Youdale12 October 2015
Eight mast climbing platforms and two personnel and material lifts from Geda-Dechentreiter are being used at the Yamal LNG project at the Yuzhno-Tambeyskoye gas field on the West Siberian peninsula of Yamal.
The planned annual output is 16.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas. The commissioning of the first of three plants is already targeted for 2017, with the others scheduled for 2018 and 2019.
The first construction phase for the liquefied gas storage tanks started about a year ago. The liquefied natural gas is to be delivered over the next 20 years into the Asia-Pacific region.
The project is being carries out by Russia's biggest private gas company, Novatek, in collaboration with the French company Total and the China’s CNPC. The plans also specify the construction of a seaport in the village of Sabetta on Yamal.
Belletristik LLC, the construction company responsible, chose access solutions from Geda. Four Geda MCP 1500 double-mast mast climbing platforms and one PH 2032 650 personnel and material lift are being used on each of the two liquefied gas storage tanks.
The two GEDA PH 2032 650 devices are transporting people and building materials to all levels of the LNG tank. The maximum lifting height of the power packs is 400m with a lifting speed of up to 90 m/min. The platform has been designed for the transport of 2000 kg and therefore has sufficient space to transport a maximum of 25 people and/or a wide range of construction materials. The lifting height on the Yamal LNG tanks is 46m.
With its PH series Geda, the standard controls of level pre-selection, automatic or fully-automatic can be selected individually for each model. Different door systems in combination with the appropriate and requested electrically/mechanically locked landing gates round off the profile of the PH series. Safety at the top exit points of the LNG Tanks is ensured by an appropriately high Geda landing gate which meets requirements set by the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
As with all Geda rack and pinion lifts, the lubrication equipment is included as standard in the PH 2032 650 Single. This ensures significantly lower wear and tear on the toothed rack and pinions.
Pre-stressed concrete is being used for the concrete construction for the liquefied natural gas storage tanks with a Geda MCP 1500 mast climbing platform deployed for the transportation of the materials required. The devices are attached to the ground of the external foundation in four places thus ensuring the transportation of people and hydraulic lifting jacks for the uniform stress and fixing of the prestressing steel.
Using Ged’a Uni-Mast segments with captive screws, it is assembled directly from the platform. With a hoisting speed of 9 m/min, the mast climbing platforms transport maximum loads of 1500 kg up to heights of 100m.
It is not without reason that the Yamal LNG project is viewed as strategically important. Yamal-LNG is currently the only ongoing large-scale project for the liquefaction of natural gas in Russia and will join the existing Sakhalin 2 plant.