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MAN Dual-Fuel Engines to Drive Russian Gas Carriers

Sovcomflot selected the dual-fuel MAN 51/60DF engine for an LNG carrier program The largest Russian ship owner, Sovcomflot, recently selected the dual-fuel MAN 51/60DF engine for an LNG carrier program, consisting of two confirmed vessels with an option for two more vessels.The dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion system and the MAN 51/60DF engine have been selected to provide the vessels with a highly efficient and low emissions propulsion system, especially when running in gas mode. A high degree of redundancy and the MAN 51/60 DF engine's multiple fueling options have been also taken into account.The vessels are currently under construction at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea and will each be driven by sets of two 8L and two 9L51/60DF engines. The engines will be built at MAN Diesel & Turbo's Augsburg plant in Germany with delivery to the Korean yard due in the fourth quarter of 2012. The first vessel is subsequently expected to begin commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2013.The new 51/60DF orders mark another major milestone in MAN Diesel & Turbo's strategy of expanding its environmentally-friendly dual-fuel-engine technology into the marine sector. The first 51/60DF order for a marine application was signed in 2007 for ...

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Sovcomflot picks MAN duel fuel engines for LNG newbuilds

Dual-fuel MAN 51/60DF engines Russian shipowner Sovcomflot has selected dual-fuel MAN 51/60DF engines for a series of LNG carriers under construction at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea and consisting of two confirmed vessels with an option for two more.The dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion system and the MAN 51/60DF engine have been selected to provide the vessel with a highly efficien, low emission propulsion system, especially when running in gas mode. A high degree of redundancy and the MAN 51/60 DF engine's multiple fueling options have been also taken into account.Each LNG carrier will be driven by sets of two 8L and two 9L51/60DF engines. The engines will be built at MAN Diesel & Turbo's Augsburg plant in Germany with delivery to the Korean yard due in the fourth quarter of 2012. The first vessel is subsequently expected to commence commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2013.The new 51/60DF orders mark another major milestone in MAN Diesel & Turbo's strategy of expanding its environmentally friendly dual-fuel-engine technology into the marine sector.The first 51/60DF order for a marine application was signed in 2007 for an LNG Carrier - 'Castillo de Santisteban' - with five 8L51/60DF units owned by Spanish ...

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Sovcomflot expands its fleet with advanced seismic vessel

The vessel is designed for geophysical exploration of the Arctic At a festive ceremony in Sochi, on 16 September 2011, a new seismic exploration vessel called Vyacheslav Tikhonov was named for SCF Group, and a flag of RussianFederation was raised. Russian PM Vladimir Putin and other high government and business officials took part in the ceremony.The vessel is designed for geophysical exploration on the continental shelf of the Arctic and sub-Arctic seas, operating in harsh weather and ice conditions.The ship is named after a prominent Soviet and Russian actor VyacheslavTikhonov, a recipient of numerous state awards, including the titles of People's Artist of the USSR. His unforgettable roles, especially the most famous acting as a Soviet spy Stirlitz in the TV series "Seventeen Moments of Spring", are very well known in the country.Immediately after the ceremony Vyacheslav Tikhonov started working under contract - seismic exploration work for the Tuapse Trough Project on behalf of OAO NK Rosneft and ExxonMobil. The ship will be operated jointly by SCF and OAO Sevmorneftegeofizika - one of the leading Russian seismic companies. The two companies participated together in the tender by OAO Rosneft, for the implementation of marine seismic surveys on the continental shelf ...

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Outcome of Sovcomflot Board of Directors meeting

Sovcomflot BoD Approves Strategy till 2017 At its meeting in Moscow on 12 September 2011, the Sovcomflot Board of Directors approved the Company's strategy for the period until 2017, and reviewed the Company's performance and results for the first half of 2011. Together with Government agencies, the Board also considered the status of preparations for the privatisation of Sovcomflot and the sale of its shares.Sergey Naryshkin, Chairman of the Board said: "Sovcomflot will continue preparatory work for taking the company public, with a target to complete the main pre-sale preparations by the end of 2011.Meanwhile the current adverse stock market conditions, including exceptionally high volatility, will mean that the available market window for effective share placement is unlikely to be before the second quarter 2012. The proposals from The Strategy Committee and position of the Board of Directors on this matter are supported by the Russian Government."The Company's updated Strategy reflects the major points from Russia's Transport Strategy for the period until 2030, and the development prospects for the domestic machine building sector in the context of Russia's shipbuilding development Strategy for the period until 2020. The strategy document was approved by a number of ministries and governmental agencies and ...

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Russian biggest shipping company to send LNG tankers to the Arctic

Sovcomflot has signed agreements on the construction and leasing of LNG tankers Russias biggest shipping company Sovcomflot has signed agreements on the construction and leasing of LNG tankers both for the Yamal Peninsula and the Shtokman project.During the Sankt Petersburg Economic Forum last week, Sovcomflot signed agreements with both Gazprom and the Vneshekonombank on LNG tankers for the Arctic.The agreement with Gazprom subsidiary Gazprom Global LNG Limited includes the lease of two so called Atlanticmaxes over a 15 year period. The vessels which have a total capacity of 170,000 cubic meters will serve the Sakhalin-2 project and later the Shtokman project, Gazprom informed. Source: Seatrade Asia

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