Russian Yard Expects Arctic-class LNG Carrier Contract
United Shipbuilding Corporation may build four Arctic class LNG carriers for the Pechora LNG project in northern Russia.
Developers of the project, Alltech's President Dmitry Bosov informed that preliminary agreements had been signed with Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation for four ships with a deadweight tonnage of about 170,000 mt each, report Ria Novosti.
The Pechora project includes development of the Kumzhinskoye and Korovinskoye fields in the Nenets Autonomous District, with construction of an LNG production plant, a gas treatment plant, and logistics infrastructure.
According to Alltech, the LNG plant will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2018 if the design phase goes ahead in the first quarter of 2013.
Source: Ria Novosti