Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and Sovkomflot PJSC have signed a contract to make a pilot gas carrier vessel for the Arctic LNG 2 project. The contract states that the vessel shall be delivered in 1Q23.
The pilot gas carrier vessel for Arctic LNG 2 will meet the design requirements for Christophe de Margerie vessels ordered for Novatek’s project in South Korea in 2013, in order to provide support to Yamal LNG and ensure year-round transportation of LNG in harsh ice conditions of the Kara Sea and the Gulf of Ob.
The tanker built at Zvezda Shipyard will comply with all the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation, thus ensuring its recognition as a Russian vessel.
The vessel’s design allows it ramming ice up to 2.1 m thick. Power package capacity of the gas carrier will be 45 MW, which is comparable to the power of a nuclear-power icebreaker.
These tankers are distinguished by increased environmental safety; in particular, they are mainly powered by LNG.
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