On 27 February, a keel-laying ceremony for Russia’s first LNG powered passenger vessel was held at the shipyard of Zelenodolsk Plan. In fact, the Russian-based Gazprom headed by Vyacheslav Mikhalenko, Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department, took part in the keel-laying ceremony for the “Chaika LNG”.
According to the company, the Chaika LNG is intended for passengers voyages and tourist routes.
For the records, the LNG powered vessel will accommodate at least 170 passengers and it is expected for launch during 2020.
It is planned that the region will produce LNG-powered tourist ships and Gazprom will be responsible for refueling them.
Gazprom also noted that was held a meeting in Zelenodolsk, with the president of the Republic of Tatarstan and discussed about the NVG refueling network in Tatarstan and its development.
In light of the situation, Gazprom goals to construct an amount of other NVG refueling units in Tatarstan, while is making its efforts to set up an infrastructure for LNG production and refueling of road and waterborne transport.
This year, Gazprom plans to build two new CNG stations in Zainsk and Nurlat, as well as to renovate and upgrade a CNG station in Buinsk.
…the company informed.
Concluding, presented at the keel-laying ceremony was the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanovm, Yury Kostin, Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Andrey Dmitriev, Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, Ivan Egorov, Director General of Ak Bars Holding Company, and Alexander Karpov, Director General of Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky.