Four arctic gas tankers will be built for “Arctic LNG 2”
14:58 10 февраля 2020
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The joint venture between Sovcomflot and NOVATEK – “Modern Maritime Arctic Transport LNG” (SMART LNG) entered into agreements with VEB.RF Group on leasing financing for construction of four arctic gas tankers of the Arc7 ice class for the project “Arctic LNG 2”. At the same time, SMART LNG signed the long-term time-charter agreements with the company “Arctic LNG 2”, as the press service of Sovcomflot informs.
Construction of the vessels will be fulfilled at facilities of the shipbuilding complex “Zvezda” in Primorsky Krai. Earlier, in October 2019, Sovcomflot group signed contracts for financing and chartering of the pilot gas carrier of this series.
Engineering solutions applied within designing of the series of vessels, with consideration of experience of operation of the tanker “Christophe de Margerie”, will provide them with better ice trafficability and maneuverability in difficult ice conditions of western and eastern sectors of the Arctic basin in comparison to vessels of the project “Yamal LNG”. All the gas carriers will be registered under the flag of the Russian Federation, and construction will be monitored by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
The agreement between Sovcomflot and NOVATEK to create “SMART LNG” was signed in September 2019. The joint venture acts as the owner and the operator of the fleet of tankers – gas carriers on support for the project “Arctic LNG 2”, as well as other current and future projects of NOVATEK.