Eduard Toll entered the open water in the Chukchi Sea and voyaging to the Chinese port of Jiangsu Rudong. Eduard Toll is the fourth of 15 Arc7 LNG carriers built for the Yamal LNG project and Teekay’s first of six LNG carrier newbuildings contracted to service the project.
On 11 December 2018 the world’s first LNG icebreaker, Christophe de Margerie, loaded the first batch of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced at the third train of Yamal LNG plant, at the Port of Sabetta on the Yamal Peninsula. This has been achieved a year ahead of the initial schedule and within the original budget.
Russian natural gas major Novatek announced that its joint venture Yamal LNG has reached full capacity at the plant’s three LNG trains. The Yamal LNG project was implemented in record time and on budget with the launches of the second and third trains made ahead of schedule by six months and more than a year.
Novatek announced that Yamal LNG completed the first ship-to-ship LNG transshipment in the area near the port of Honningsvag in northern Norway. The Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker “Vladimir Rusanov” reloaded an LNG cargo to the lower ice-class designated tanker “Pskov”.
Novatek announced that its joint venture Yamal LNG has began initial production of LNG at the plant’s third LNG train. The overall nameplate capacity of all three LNG trains is 16.5 mmtpa, or 5.5 mmtpa per LNG train. Novatek launched all three LNG trains from Yamal LNG project more than one year ahead of the planned original schedule.
Russian natural gas major Novatek announced, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Novatek Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., that it has shipped its first LNG produced cargo from the Yamal LNG project to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), through the Northern Sea Route, as part of its plans to expand customer base in China.
Yamal LNG announced that the 68th cargo offloaded from the Yamal LNG project onto the Arc7 ice-class tanker ‘Christophe de Margerie’, exceeding 5 million tons of LNG produced since the start of the first LNG train in December 2017. Novatek has also shipped its first LNG cargo to the Brazilian market.
Russian gas producer Novatek announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Novatek Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., has shipped its first LNG cargo to the Brazilian market with LNG produced from the Yamal LNG project. The cargo was delivered to the Bahia Regasification Terminal owned by Petrobras.
MOL announced that on 11 September, a naming ceremony for an ice-breaking LNG carrier, which was jointly ordered by MOL and COSCO, took place at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The newbuild vessel was named “Vladimir Vize” and is the sister vessel of the “Vladimir Rusanov”.
Christophe de Margerie, the icebreaking LNG carrier owned and operated by Russian Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has crossed the Northern Sea Route in a new record time for a merchant ship without icebreaker support, during the month of July, the company announced.
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