Sovcomflot back at Samsung Heavy for another shuttle tanker

Sovcomflot has returned to favoured Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries for another shuttle tanker. The 42,000 dwt ice class ship will be deployed at Novy Port on the Yamal peninsula when it delivers in October, 2019 where the line is working with Gazprom.

Sovcomflot took three similar ships from Samsung Heavy last year. The line added the extra ship on the back of Gazprom upping its estimates of oil production output at an oilfield near Murmansk.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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