JOGMEC Provides Equity Financing and Loan Guarantee for Mitsui’s Participation in the Arctic LNG 2 Project and Signed Share Purchase Agreement

Source Press Release
Company Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National CorporationMitsui & Co., Ltd.Novatek 
Tags Equity Financing, Debt Financing, Asset Deals, Deals, LNG & Gas Storage/Processing
Date June 29, 2019

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (“JOGMEC”) announced that it will provide equity financing and loan guarantee to Japan Arctic LNG B.V. (“Company”), a subsidiary of  Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”), and has signed the Share Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”) with PAO  NOVATEK (“NOVATEK”) and Mitsui in relation to the sale of a 10% participation interest in the Arctic LNG 2 project in the Russian Federation.

Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company will acquire a 10% share of NOVATEK-led Arctic LNG 2, which will develop giant Utrenneye onshore gas and condensate field located on Gydan peninsula to export LNG from a 19.8 million tons per annum capacity plant.

As this world-class LNG project envisages export to the Asian market, Japan’s participation will largely contribute to stable LNG supply to Japan with wider diversification of import sources.

The signing of the Agreement took place on June 29, 2019 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Osaka.

Background Information

Corporate Data

Company Name  Japan Arctic LNG B.V. 
Date of Establishment  May 16, 2019 
Head Office  Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
Directors  Mr. Taichi Nagino, Mr. Kosuke Hattori 
Shareholders after JOGMEC’s funding  Mitsui 25% (Voting rights more than 50%)
JOGMEC 75% (Voting rights less than 50%) 

Participating Interest

NOVATEK  60.0% 
Total  10.0% 
CNPC  10.0% 
CNOOC  10.0% 
Japan Arctic LNG B.V.  10.0% 

JOGMEC Assistance

Date of Approval  June 26, 2019 
Provisional Estimated Amount of Equity Financing  Approx. JPY 290 Billion (up to 75% of equity) 
Provisional Estimated Coverage of Loan Guarantee  Approx. JPY 45 Billion (up to 75% of loan) 

Note:Approval has been made in accordance with JOGMEC’s technical, economic, and business-environment criteria and the consent from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry has been obtained.

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