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World’s First Ice-breaking LNG Carrier Christened

June 6, 2017

  • File Photo: DSME
  • The Christophe de Margerie, the first of the 15 ice-class LNG carriers that will transport natural gas from the Yamal LNG project, was christened in Saint Petersburg on June 3. (Photo: Total)
  • The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Putin but also Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total and Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman and CEO of Novatek. (Photo: Total)
  • In the winter, the Christophe de Margerie will take a western shipping route. In the summer, it will travel to Asia by a new northeastern route, embodying the pioneering spirit of Total and its partners. (Image: Total)
  • The ship will transport LNG produced at Yamal LNG, which is the largest industrial project in Russia's Far North and includes 200 wells, an airport and three LNG trains with a capacity of 5.5 million metric tons each. (Photo: Total)
  • Its strong, ultra-lightweight steel reinforced hull makes it the largest commercial ship to receive Arc7 certification and allows it to sail through ice up to 2.1 meters thick. (Photo: Total)
  • Operated by Sovcomflot on behalf of Total, Novatek, CNPC and the Silk Road Fund, this 300 meter long carrier has a capacity of 172,600 cubic meters of LNG. (Photo: Total)
  • The equipment on the ship's deck is designed to operate at very low temperatures. It is winterized using special materials and advanced thermal insulation. (Photo: Total)
  • Christophe de Margerie moored at the Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot)
  • Christophe de Margerie moored at the Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot)
  • SCF officers at the bridge (from left to right): Oleg Durasov, Ice Advisor; Maxim Sharov, Fleet Operator; Oleg Moryashov, Chief Officer; Sergey Gen, the vessel's Master. (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot)
  • File Photo: DSME File Photo: DSME
  • The Christophe de Margerie, the first of the 15 ice-class LNG carriers that will transport natural gas from the Yamal LNG project, was christened in Saint Petersburg on June 3. (Photo: Total) The Christophe de Margerie, the first of the 15 ice-class LNG carriers that will transport natural gas from the Yamal LNG project, was christened in Saint Petersburg on June 3. (Photo: Total)
  • The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Putin but also Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total and Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman and CEO of Novatek. (Photo: Total) The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Putin but also Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total and Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman and CEO of Novatek. (Photo: Total)
  • In the winter, the Christophe de Margerie will take a western shipping route. In the summer, it will travel to Asia by a new northeastern route, embodying the pioneering spirit of Total and its partners. (Image: Total) In the winter, the Christophe de Margerie will take a western shipping route. In the summer, it will travel to Asia by a new northeastern route, embodying the pioneering spirit of Total and its partners. (Image: Total)
  • The ship will transport LNG produced at Yamal LNG, which is the largest industrial project in Russia's Far North and includes 200 wells, an airport and three LNG trains with a capacity of 5.5 million metric tons each. (Photo: Total) The ship will transport LNG produced at Yamal LNG, which is the largest industrial project in Russia's Far North and includes 200 wells, an airport and three LNG trains with a capacity of 5.5 million metric tons each. (Photo: Total)
  • Its strong, ultra-lightweight steel reinforced hull makes it the largest commercial ship to receive Arc7 certification and allows it to sail through ice up to 2.1 meters thick. (Photo: Total) Its strong, ultra-lightweight steel reinforced hull makes it the largest commercial ship to receive Arc7 certification and allows it to sail through ice up to 2.1 meters thick. (Photo: Total)
  • Operated by Sovcomflot on behalf of Total, Novatek, CNPC and the Silk Road Fund, this 300 meter long carrier has a capacity of 172,600 cubic meters of LNG. (Photo: Total) Operated by Sovcomflot on behalf of Total, Novatek, CNPC and the Silk Road Fund, this 300 meter long carrier has a capacity of 172,600 cubic meters of LNG. (Photo: Total)
  • The equipment on the ship's deck is designed to operate at very low temperatures. It is winterized using special materials and advanced thermal insulation. (Photo: Total) The equipment on the ship's deck is designed to operate at very low temperatures. It is winterized using special materials and advanced thermal insulation. (Photo: Total)
  • Christophe de Margerie moored at the Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot) Christophe de Margerie moored at the Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot)
  • Christophe de Margerie moored at the Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot) Christophe de Margerie moored at the Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot)
  • SCF officers at the bridge (from left to right): Oleg Durasov, Ice Advisor; Maxim Sharov, Fleet Operator; Oleg Moryashov, Chief Officer; Sergey Gen, the vessel's Master. (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot) SCF officers at the bridge (from left to right): Oleg Durasov, Ice Advisor; Maxim Sharov, Fleet Operator; Oleg Moryashov, Chief Officer; Sergey Gen, the vessel's Master. (Photo: PAO Sovcomflot)

The world`s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was named Christophe de Margerie in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, South Korea’s Ambassador to Russia Park Dae-bong and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) CEO Jung Sung-leep attended the naming ceremony for the country’s new carrier.
 
The ship will be deployed for Russia’s national Far East resource development in the Yamal Peninsula, in the western part of Siberia. 
 
The icebreaking LNG carrier, 299 meters long and 50 meters wide, can carry 173,600 cubic meters of LNG.  The icebreaking Arc-7 ice class carrier, capable of sailing through 2.1-meter-thick ice, is made of special steel plate, three times thicker than typical plates. 

DSME received an order for 15 icebreaking LNG carriers from companies in Russia, Japan and Canada for roughly $14.8 billion at $320 million per ship. 
 
The remaining 14 carriers are being constructed at the Okpo shipyard in Geoje, South Gyeongsang Province and are expected to be delivered by the first half of 2020.
 
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