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Successful delivery of LNG carrier to Sovcomflot

LNG Industry,

The LNG carrier SCF Melampus was delivered to its owner, Sovcomflot, at the beginning of January.

This ship is the third in a series of ultra-modern LNG carriers designed to perform regular, year-round shipments of LNG. Two ships in the series, the Velikiy Novgorod and Pskov, are already successfully operating under long-term contracts with Gazprom. The fourth ship in the series, the SCF Mitre, will be handed over to Sovcomflot in 2Q15.

Innovative engineering solutions were used in the construction of the new Atlanticmax LNG tanker, which has a load capacity of 170 200 m3, to ensure its effective operation in Arctic conditions, including triple-fuel diesel electric propulsion plant. In addition to their reinforced Ice2 class, ships in this series are equipped to work in low temperatures and in harsh climatic conditions, and are able to ship gas from most existing export terminals year-round. The SCF Melampus also has the highest class of environmental protection.

The ship was built to the dual class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Lloyd’s Register (LR) under the survey of a joint group of surveyors.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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