According to the French company, the vessels will transfer LNG produced in Russia. The deal between the two partners will allow Zvezda to build ARC7 ice-breaking LNG carriers fitted with GTT’s containment system.

The Zvezda shipyard is a large shipbuilding complex located in the town of Bolshoy Kamen in the Russian Far East. The yard is a run by a consortium consisting of Rosneftegaz, Rosnef, and Gazprombank.

Zvezda plans to specialise in the construction of large-capacity vessels, ice-class ships, special vessels and marine equipment or offshore platforms.

Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT commented that

We are pleased to count Zvezda among our new-building partners and to participate in the development of new LNG infrastructures in Russia. The conclusion of this contract is the prelude to a lasting partnership between GTT’s French technologies and Zvezda’s expertise.