Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot has taken delivery of its latest liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, the ‘Velikiy Novgorod’, from South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.
The vessel is equipped with a dual-fuel, diesel-electric propulsion system consisting of two MAN 8L51/60DF and two MAN 9L51/60DF engines, with a combined power of 34 MW. The engines were constructed at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg plant in Germany.
The propulsion facility provides the LNG carrier with a highly efficient, low-emission propulsion system, particularly when running on gas. It also features a high degree of redundancy, while the MAN 51/60 DF engines provide multiple fuelling options.
The delivery of the LNG carrier newbuilding orders mark a major milestone in MAN Diesel & Turbo’s strategy of expanding its dual-fuel engine technology into the marine sector.
The Velikiy Novgorod vessel has been designed for navigating through sea ice and has an Arctic ice classification. The carrier has a total length of 300 m and a capacity of 170 200 m3. It is the first in a series of ships to be built by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea and is now the fifth LNG carrier in Gazprom’s fleet of long-term charter tankers.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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