Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced that on 18 July, a naming ceremony for an ice-breaking LNG carrier, jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corp. Ltd., was held at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME).
As a crowd of VIPs, including personnel from PAO Novatek, the main shareholder of the Yamal LNG project, looked on, the newbuilding vessel was named the Nikolay Urvantsev. The name Nikolay Urvantsev was chosen in honour of the famous Russian Arctic explorer and geologist.
The Nikolay Urvantsev is the sister vessel of the Vladimir Rusanov and Vladimir Vize, which started transport service in 2018 under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG for the Yamal LNG project. The Nikolay Urvantsev is also scheduled to go into service for the Yamal LNG project following its delivery in July in DSME and an ice-breaking navigation without ice-breaker support through the Northern Sea Route towards the Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta Port in Russia.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/19072019/lng-carrier-for-yamal-lng-named-nikolay-urvantsev/
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