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Norwegian Arctic coast busy on natural gas tankers

An overall of 14 LNG carriers crowded at loading and reloading facilities in northern Norway on January 16. The number of the vessels reflects the busy days both Honningsvåg and Hammerfest,  two towns located along the coast of the Barents Sea. are experiencing.

Watch: Eduart Toll transiting the NSR

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.

LNG icebreaker loads first LNG cargo from Yamal LNG third train

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.

Yamal LNG reaches full capacity

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.

Yamal LNG carries out first STS LNG transshipment in Norway

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”.

Third LNG train from Yamal LNG launched one year earlier

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.  

First Yamal LNG cargo shipped to China through NSR

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.

LNG shipped from Yamal LNG exceeds 5 million tons

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.

First cargo from Yamal LNG shipped to Brazil

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.

DSME names Yamal ice-breaking LNG carrier ‘Vladimir Vize’

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”.