Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project in West Siberia has suffered another setback as Western heavy-lift shipping companies start to terminate contracts to transport Chinese-built modules to the port city of Мurmansk in response to European Union sanctions barring the supply of goods, technology and services for the liquefaction of natural gas in Russia.

Dutch dredging and heavy-lift transport company Royal Boskalis Westminster has walked away from deals with Technip Energies to ship modules built by Chinese yards to Russia, multiple sources in the shipping industry told Upstream.