US giant ExxonMobil is set to launch a major bid process for the construction of liquefaction facilities for its 6.2 million tonnes per annum Russia Far East (RFE) LNG project.

The multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas development will see non-associated gas from the producing Chayvo field offshore Sakhalin Island sent by a new pipeline to a greenfield liquefaction complex to be built at the port of De Kastri on the Russian mainland.