Gazprom Marketing and Trading (GM&T) has announced that its newly delivered LNG carrier Pskov has received bunkers (heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil) at the port of Nakhodka, Russia. The bunkers were provided by GazpromNeft Marine Bunker.
This is the first time that a GM&T time-chartered LNG carrier has bunkered in a Russian port.
Upon completion of the bunkering operation, the LNG carrier Pskov proceeded to the port of Prigorodnoye where the Gazprom-majority owned Sakhalin-2 project’s LNG terminal is located. After completing the gassing up and cooling down of her cargo tanks and loading LNG, Pskov will deliver her maiden cargo to a customer in Asia.
Nikolai Grigoriev, Managing Director of Shipping, GM&T said: “The port of Nakhodka is an increasingly important international bunkering hub which provides cost savings and voyage optimisation opportunities for companies operating in Asia. Bunkering our time-chartered [LNG carrier] Pskov at Nakhodka is a milestone for the GM&T group, as it signifies our expanding shipping capability and flexibility which is particularly relevant for our future projects in the region such as Vladivostok LNG.”
Pskov is a state-of-the-art LNG carrier featuring membrane tanks with cargo capacity of 170 200 m3 and Ice2 ice class and winterisation capability. It is powered by a tri-fuel diesel-electric propulsion system. The LNG carrier is on a long-term charter to GM&T from Sovcomflot and is the fifth in GM&T’s fleet of Ice class vessels.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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