European Union sanctions against Russia have led Chinese yards to order a halt to the fabrication of modules for the Novatek-led Arctic LNG 2 project in West Siberia, with finished units also facing transportation uncertainties.

The sanctions for invading Ukraine have imposed restrictions on technologies necessary for natural gas liquefaction and are seen as broad enough to catch the $21 billion Arctic LNG 2 project, which has TotalEnergies as a 10% equity partner and Technip Energies and Linde among the key suppliers of equipment and technology.