Vladimir Putin called “Yamal LNG” the significant project for the world energy
10:21 5 июня 2017
The naming ceremony for the world’s largest tanker – gas carrier “Christophe de Margerie” took place in the Bronka deepwater port in Saint Petersburg.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and also representatives of legislative and executive power of the Russian Federation, heads of NOVATEK and Sovcomflot, widow and family of Christophe de Margerie participated in the ceremony.
The arctic tanker – gas carrier “Christophe de Margerie” is the flagship in the line of 15 such ships designed for year-round transportation of liquefied natural gas within the project “Yamal LNG”. The innovative ship was named after the head of the French energy group “Total” Christophe de Margerie, who had died tragically in a plane crash at the airport “Vnukovo” in 2014.
The most modern tanker of high ice class “Christophe de Margerie” will become the flagship in the line of 15 such ships, as Vladimir Putin says. All of them are designed for the full-scale project “Yamal LNG” being fulfilled together with French and Chinese partners. As the head of the state notes, this project without exaggeration is significant for the country and for Europe: this project in general is considerable contribution to development of global energy. It assists to successful development of global spaces, forms demand for innovative technologies in the sphere of extraction and transportation of hydrocarbons and creates working places in the country and abroad. “Yamal LNG” plays an important role in development of the Northern Sea Route, in study and exploration of the Arctic. Vladimir Putin hopes that tempos of fulfillment of the project will grow, and all general set plans will be fulfilled. And of course, he counts that new promising full-scale projects will be started up in the richest arctic region, including in cooperation with French, Chinese, and in general with foreign partners.
The world’s first LNG-tanker of ice class was built with consideration of all requirements of the Polar Code and is distinguished with high ecological safety, as the press-service of the federal agency for maritime and river transport informs. In one row with traditional kinds of fuel the propulsion system of the ship can use boiloff liquefied natural gas. In comparison to traditional heavy fuel use of LNG allows decreasing emissions of harmful gas to atmosphere considerably: sulfur oxides on 90 percent, oxides of nitrogen on 80 percent and carbon dioxide on 15 percent.
The gas carrier has the length in 299 meters, the width — 50 meters. The deadweight of the vessel makes 80 thousand and 200 tonnes. It has ice class Arc7 and is able to overcome the ice thickness up to 2.1 meters.