Monaco-based LNG carrier owner Dynagas LNG Partners has entered into an agreement with Yamal Trade for the early commencement of the 15-year charter contract for the 2012-built Yenisei River at the Yamal LNG Project.
The Yenisei River will commence the charter 180 days earlier than planned, and so the firm charter period has been extended to 15 years plus 180 days. The vessel was delivered early to Yamal LNG on August 14, after completion of its five-year special survey and dry-docking in Singapore.
Tony Lauritzen, chief executive officer of Dynagas LNG Partners, commented: “We are very pleased with the extension of the firm charter period of the Yenisei River and its early delivery to Yamal LNG. We have been focused on securing long term employment and filling short and medium term availability gaps in our fleet.
“Now that Yenisei River has commenced employment with Yamal LNG early and the Lena River has been contracted for employment by a major energy company, following its redelivery from Gazprom and prior to commencing its long term charter with Yamal LNG, our first potential vessel available for employment will be the Arctic Aurora in 2021. Thereafter, our next vessel available for employment is the Clean Energy in 2026.”