RS Class: construction of SCF MELAMPUS gas carrier completed
On 2 January 2015, the LNG carrier SCF Melampus was delivered to its shipowner during a ceremony at the shipyard of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Pusan, Republic of Korea), Russian Maritime Register of Shipping says in its press release. This ship is the third in a series of ultra-modern LNG carriers designed to perform regular, year-round shipments of liquefied natural gas. Two ships in the series - the Velikiy Novgorod and Pskov are already successfully operating under long-term contracts with Gazprom. The fourth ship in the series - the SCF Mitre - will be handed over to Sovcomflot in the second quarter of 2015.
Cutting-edge engineering solutions were used in the construction of the new Atlanticmax LNG tanker, with a load capacity of 170,200 cubic meters, to ensure its effective operation in Arctic conditions, including triple-fuel diesel electric propulsion plant. In addition to their reinforced Ice2 class, ships in this series are equipped to work in low temperatures and in harsh climatic conditions and are able to ship gas from most existing export terminals year-round. Moreover, the SCF Melampus has the highest class of environmental protection.
The ship was built to the dual class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Lloyd’s Register (LR) under the survey of a joint group of surveyors. As with the construction of previous ships in this range, RS was acting as the leading society.
RS class notation: KM ✪ Ice2 AUT1 OMBO EPP ANTI-ICE LI CCO ECO-S WINTERIZATION(-30) Gas carrier type 2G (methane).
Length - 299.90 m
Breadth - 45.80 m
Height - 26.00 m
Draught - 12.50 m
Gross tonnage – 113876
Load capacity – 170 200 m3
Total engine capacity – 34000 kW.