Russia’s Gazprom Neft launches country's first LNG bunkering vessel
Gazprom Neft of Russia said the country's first LNG-bunkering cargo and passenger ship-to-ship vessel has been set afloat.
In its statement, Gazprom Neft added that the main stage in the construction of the vessel, including the assembly of the hull and the installation of LNG fuel tanks and other auxiliary systems, was completed by the shipyard in record time.
The vessel was transferred to the dock for the final installation of navigation systems and controls, and key equipment rooms were installed. For spring 2021, sea trials are scheduled.
To remind you, the vessel is being designed by Keppel Shipyard of Singapore.
In the second half of 2021, the LNG-bunkering vessel called Dmitry Mendeleev will join the fleet of Gazprom Neft.
This new vessel will include low-tonnage LNG fuel transport and bunkering at ports in the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea, including St Petersburg, Ust-Luga and Primorsk.
The ship is 100 meters long, 19 meters wide and is capable of carrying LNG up to 5,800 cubic meters.
Its Arc4 strengthened ice-class hull means it can independently maneuver one-year-old ice up to 80 cm thick, whereas its integrated digital system means it can be operated directly from the navigation bridge by only one crew member.
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