Russia’s first three LNG bunkering tankers ordered

Moscow: LNG-Gorskaya is eying an LNG plant near Saint-Petersburg and is spending on new bunkering tankers.

LNG-Gorskaya has inked a contract with United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) on building Russia’s first three LNG bunkering tankers. The vessels will have a capacity of 7,300 cu m each and will be delivered in 2017.

LNG-Gorskaya wants to build its own fleet of LNG tankers to deliver LNG to European consumers and to bunker vessels in the waters of the Gulf of Finland.

The scale of the project implies the construction of a floating LNG plant with annual capacity of 1.26m tonnes of LNG, nine bunkering tankers, a pier, loading rack and gas pipeline, as well as the creation of several LNG terminals outside Russia: in Finland, Germany and Sweden.

The plant will be able to process 1.968bn cu m of gas per year. LNG-Gorskaya is going to put the complex into operation in December 2016 and to start selling LNG. 



Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.
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