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Samsung Heavy Industries will design 15 polar icebreaking LNG carriers for Russia

Samsung Heavy Industries will design 15 polar icebreaking LNG carriers for Russia

Russia has chose Samsung Heavy Industries as a technical partner in building icebreaking LNG carriers for Arctic LNG2 Project.

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Russian state-owned shipyard Zvezda has signed a design contract on an icebreaking LNG carrier with Samsung Heavy Industries. One of major shipbuilders in South Korea, Samsung Heavy has announced that the LNG carriers’ engines will have 45 megawatts of power, and the ships will be able to break ice up to 2.1 meters thick in minus 52 degrees Celsius.

A company officer stated that "The company’s selection as a technology partner is significant as it is a signal that we will participate in the construction of about 15 large-scale polar icebreaking LNG carriers to be ordered by Russia in the future." 

Statistically, Samsung currently holds a %43 share of the world shuttle tanker market by having landed orders for 60 of 138 units ordered by the world.

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