The operator of Russia's Arctic LNG 2 project, controlled by the country’s largest independent gas producer Novatek, has started opening tenders for country-based contractors to supply auxiliary equipment and machinery for its large onshore gas-fired power plant — to be built to deal with sanction challenges to the gas project.

In tenders, operator Arctic LNG 2, seeks mostly supplies and reservoirs that will support the facility’s firefighting capability, rather than expensive major machinery such as gas turbines and generators that are already contracted in China.