The LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie is currently completing its experimental round trip voyage. For the first time in history, a large-capacity cargo vessel is transiting the eastern sector of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in February.
In an effort to enhance northern oil and gas fields and boost Arctic shipping, Sovcomflot and NOVATEK entered into long-term charter agreements so as to build 14 Arc7 ice-class LNG tankers.
The Russian oil and gas major, Novatek recently shipped the first LNG cargo to Japan from its Yamal LNG initiative, via the Northern Sea Route.
The Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker, “Christophe de Margerie” successfully transited the Eastbound ice-covered part of the Northern Sea Route.
Yamal LNG announced that it has shipped its thirtieth million ton of LNG since the launch of the project. The Arc7 ice-class tanker “Nikolay Yevgenov” loaded the 411th cargo as the project reached 30 million tons of LNG dispatched since the start-up of Train 1 in December 2017.
Wallenius Marine in order to complete the design of the world’s largest LNG RoRo vessel with ice class 1A Super, conducted some ice testing operations using a seven meter long ship model, in Helsinki.
According to the Russian institution, Glavgosexpertiza recently gave its approval for the establishment of an LNG transshipment terminal, proposed by the natural gas producer, Novatek. Specifically, the terminal will be located in the Kamchatka, Bechevinskaya Bay and will begin its construction operations during 2020.
The Wison Offshore & Marine started its procedures for the Novatek Arctic LNG 2 project. Specifically, the company announced that the project’s manufacturing started on 29 November, at the Zhoushan yard in China. For the records, in the past the Technip France S.A. has awarded Wison for its module fabrication.
The new Alaska-based company Qilak LNG revealed plans to ship natural gas from the North Slope field to Asian markets, under a proposed Alaska North Slope LNG export project (Qilak LNG 1 Project). To this end, the company announced an agreement with ExxonMobil Alaska Production to ship LNG from Point Thomson.
The final investment decision (FID) for the Arctic LNG 2 project has been approved by Total, Novatek and other project stakeholders. As Total states, the project is set to have a production capacity of 19.8 million tons per year (Mt/y).
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