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SCF Group orders three LNG-fuelled tankers

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LNG Industry,

Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has announced that it has placed an order at Zvezda shipbuilding complex for the construction of three LNG-fuelled next generation product carriers.

The three MR-class vessels will operate primarily on LNG, and will have a deadweight of 51 000 t each. They will be used to transport petroleum products and gas condensate, and will be chartered to Novatek under long-term time charter agreements. In addition to this, each vessel will have an ice class of 1B, allowing for safe operations in areas that have difficult ice conditions, such as the Baltic.

According to the statement, the specifications of the vessels reflect the international regulatory limits on sulfur, nitrogen and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are scheduled to come into effect next year.

These latest orders follow previous orders for two 114 000 DWT LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers from Zvezda in September last year.

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