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Sovcomflot takes delivery of LNG carrier

LNG Industry,

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.

Dual-fuel engine

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.

LNG carrier

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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