DSME, Sovcomflot Delay Delivery of First Arctic LNG carrier

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 23, 2016

Yamal LNG project. Photo: PAO Sovcomflot

Yamal LNG project. Photo: PAO Sovcomflot

 South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Sovcomflot have agreed to delay a liquefied natural gas carrier being built for the Yamal LNG project in Russia.

According DSME statement the vessel, which was originally scheduled for June this year re-set the delivery date, will now be delivered in January 2017. No details have been disclosed on the reasons of the delay.
In March 2014, DSME) signed with Russia's largest shipping company Sovcomflot to build 170000CBM level Polar special (ARC7 Ice-class) icebreaking LNG ship. 
The vessel is a prototype for a series of 16 Arctic LNG carriers, and will be the first to load at the liquefaction and export plant in Port of Sabetta (Ob Bay, Kara Sea), currently under construction.
The vessel will be operated under a long-term time charter agreement between Sovcomflot and Yamal LNG.
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