Mammoet has secured a contract for the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia – the biggest-ever contract win in the company’s history.

The Technip-led joint venture NovArctic, in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas, has awarded Mammoet with a four-year contract for the unloading, transportation and installation of equipment.

As part of the project, Mammoet will install 42 large modules onto three gravity-based structures (GBS) in Murmansk. The project is expected to use a total of around 2,000 SPMTs; several Mega Jack lifting systems; a crane fleet spearheaded by a 1,600-tonne capacity CC8800-1 crane that comes complete with a boom booster; and around 120 workers at peak times.

Each module will weigh between 8,000–17,000 tonnes; over the project’s lifespan Mammoet will lift and transport some 500,000 tonnes of cargo.

In Murmansk, Mammoet will provide unloading, lifting, jacking and skidding services at the purpose-built shipyard.

The company also secured the contract to perform unloading services at the Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering module fabrication yard, China. Mammoet will mobilise SPMTs and heavy lift cranes to the facility.