«Yamal LNG» concluded the agreement with the Korean shipyard on building of five tankers – gas carriers
8:37 23 января 2015
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«Yamal LNG» through its affiliated company in Singapore «Yamal Trade» concluded the agreement with the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for building of 5 ships with the cost 1 milliard and 600 million dollars.
They will transport liquefied natural gas from the South-Tambey field. Signing of the document was necessary as the term of reservation of capacities on them expired, as «Vedomosti» informs. In total for transportation of gas «Yamal LNG» needs 16 tankers with the total cost 5 milliard and 500 million dollars. It was supposed that 6 of them would be built by Sovcomflot, 4 ships – by the Japanese company Mitsui OSK Lines and 6 ships – by the Canadian company Teekay LNG. Mitsui – in partnership with the Chinese company China Shipping (Group). Teekay with the Chinese company China LNG Shipping concluded contracts for building of their ships last summer. «Yamal LNG» concluded the contract with them for transportations of gas. Sovcomflot has not signed its contract yet.
The gas carriers that will be built for «Yamal LNG» by the Korean shipyard are unique ships specially purposed for transportations on the Northern Sea Route and having the highest ice class – Arc7. They can work at the temperature 50C degrees below zero. Capacity of a power unit of a gas carrier can be compared to capacity of a nuclear-powered icebreaker such as «Rossiya» – it can go through ice with the thickness up to 2.1 meters without piloting by an icebreaker.