The LNG bunkering vessel was named after the great Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev. The new vessel will become part of the Gazprom Neft fleet in the second half of 2021 and will provide LNG transportation and bunkering at the ports of the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea – in St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Primorsk.
The newbuilding is designed with a zero discharge principle in mind, and its propulsion system uses LNG gas as a vehicle fuel. The vessel is 100 meters long and 19 meters wide. The LNG bunkering vessel will be able to transport up to 5800 m³ of liquefied natural gas.
The reinforced hull complies with the Arc4 ice class and allows independent sailing in first-year ice up to 0.8 meters thick. Thanks to the digital integrated system, the vessel can be operated by one person directly from the navigation bridge.
“Due to its environmental and operational characteristics, liquefied natural gas in the medium term will become one of the main types of fuels that will be widely demanded in international shipping,” said Anatoly Cherner, Deputy CEO for Logistics, Refining and Sales of Gazprom Neft.
“Our company is the first in Russia to start a project to build a vessel that uses LNG for bunkering. This is a key stage in the development of domestic ecological shipping.
“Another important step in this direction will be the completion of the construction and commissioning next year of our own high-tech LNG bunkering vessel.”
Singapore shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd subsidiary Keppel Singmarine is believed to be the builder of the 5,800 m3 bunkering tanker chartered by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker.
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Published: 24 December, 2020
Caroline Yang, President of SSA, addresses issues earlier raised by players; including PMC No. 04, the seven-day restriction, contactless bunkering, sampling point, hose connection, and more.
IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
The top three positive movers in the 2020 bunker supplier list are Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd (+13); Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd (+12); and SK Energy International (+8), according to MPA list.
‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.