Russian oil major Gazprom Neft on Friday (28 May) said its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel has finished sea trials, according to Reuters.
The Dmitry Mendeleev is expected to begin commercial operations in the second half of 2021.
“The next stage will be the testing of systems for loading, storing and discharging of LNG,” stated the company, as quoted by Reuters.
Gazprom Neft is the first in Russia to start a project to build a vessel that uses LNG for bunkering.
Editor’s note: The Singapore shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd is believed to be the builder of the Dmitry Mendeleev.
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Photo credit: Gazprom Neft
Published: 31 May, 2021
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