Russia Builds its first LNG passenger ship
A keel-laying ceremony has been held in Russia for Chaika LNG. The LNG powered vessel will accommodate at least 170 passengers and it is expected for launch during 2020.
The event was held at the Zelenodolsk Plant shipyard in the Republic of Tatarstan. Zelenodolsk Plant is one of Russia's largest shipbuilding companies and has built over 1,500 maritime and river vessels.
The new sightseeing vessel, accommodating 170 people, is expected to be launched this year.
The ceremony was also attended by Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Yury Kostin, Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Andrey Dmitriev, Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, Ivan Egorov, Director General of Ak Bars Holding Company, and Alexander Karpov, Director General of Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky.
This year, Gazprom plans to build two new CNG stations in Zainsk and Nurlat, as well as to renovate and upgrade a CNG station in Buinsk.
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