• 2018 October 30 14:02

    LNG-powered icebreakers to compensate deficit of nuclear-powered icebreakers on the Northern Sea Route – FSUE Atomflot


    The deficit of nuclear-powered icebreakers on the Northern Sea Route will be compensated by icebreakers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Oleg Darbinyan, Fleet Maintenance Director, Atomflot, said at 2nd LNG Fleet and LNG Bunker in Russia Conference organized by IAA PortNews.

    According to him, a surge of cargo flow on the Northern Sea Route is expected between 2019 and 2025 with implementation of ambitious oil & gas projects in the Russian sector of the Arctic. By 2030, NSR cargo flow is forecasted to reach 115 million tonnes per year. 

    “Cargo transportation by the Northern Sea Route is already as high as 11 million tonnes. In 2018, it is to reach 16-18 million tonnes, in 2019 - 25 million tonnes. So, the forecast of NSR throughput growth seem to hold up”, said Oleg Darbinyan.

    Both nuclear-powered and LNG-powered icebreakers are planned for construction to ensure functioning of projects in Russia’s Arctic.

    Oleg Darbinyan explained that a series of four LNG-powered icebreakers was opted because their construction is faster and cheaper.

    A concept of Aker ARC 123 design is ready with requests submitted to Russian shipyards able to perform such an order: Vyborg Shipyard, Admiralteiskie Verfi, Baltiysky Zavod and Zvezda. The construction of the first LNG-powered icebreaker is to commence in 2019 with the delivery scheduled for 2023.

    “LNG-powered icebreakers are to be operated in the mouth of the Ob river and other Siberian rivers. They will focus on support of the current and future projects of NOVATEK – Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG as well as exports of VostokUgol’s coal”, explained Oleg Darbinyan.

    Line icebreaker of Aker ARC 123 design will have a propulsion power of 40 MW, length of 154.8 meters, width of 31.4 meters, waterline draft of 9.0 meters. The ship will be equipped with a dual-fuel power plant (diesel fuel and LNG) with total power of 55 MW. With its LNG tanks of 8,300 cbm in capacity the icebreaker will have an endurance of 30 days between bunkering operations. Capacity of diesel fuel tanks will be 4,500 cbm. 

    The 2nd LNG Fleet and LNG Bunker in Russia Conference was successfully held in Moscow on October 24, 2018. More than 100 Russian and foreign experts have taken part in conference work. 

    The event was organized by the PortNews Media Group and Krylov State Research Centre. The Conference was supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and Rosmorrechflot with Gazpromneft Marine Bunker LLC as General Sponsor and Damen Shipyards Group as Sponsor of the event. The Conference Partner was Sovcomflot.




2019 November 15

18:09 Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Aida Perla passenger just off Ponce, Puerto Rico
17:48 Sovcomflot reports its results for third quarter and nine months of 2019
17:23 Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate to achieve clean energy shipping
17:15 Bollinger Shipyards contracted to build ocean transport barge
17:00 Composit supports 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
16:57 Ulstein unveils its concept of the first hydrogen powered offshore vessel
16:36 RF Government separates positions of Deputy Transport Minister and head of Rosmorrechflot
16:14 IMO holds training on impacts of anti-fouling systems and ships’ biofouling on marine environment
15:39 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
15:11 New Wärtsilä Expertise Centre provides value-adding lifecycle support
14:57 LUKOIL commissions phase three facilities at Filanovsky field
14:30 NSR cargo traffic totaled 26 million tonnes year-to-date, up 63.5% YoY
14:13 Georgia Ports Authority up 3.5 percent to 428,400 TEU in October 2019
13:13 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v Medusa with Cargill
12:51 Multipurpose Reloading Complex reports 4-fold increase of allocations for environment protection to RUB 11.5 million
12:32 ABI Research: Commercial fleets looking to tech to accelerate ROI in the face of rising costs, competition, and uncertainty
12:13 Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director
11:28 ESL Shipping participates in Intelligence Hunt
11:00 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada West Coast to worldwide destinations (Excluding EU, Russia & USA)
10:41 Delft Dynamics, Next Ocean and Damen perform qualification test in North Sea
10:40 Gremyashii corvette of RF Navy’s Nothern Fleet to be tested in White Sea
10:16 Training ship Perekop of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet arrives in Republic of Myanmar
09:54 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 15
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.45% to $62.56, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $57.06
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,364 points

2019 November 14

18:19 French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe inaugurates CEVA Logistics’ new headquarters in Marseille
18:00 Boosting handling of cargo bound for Arctic considered as strategic development vector of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
17:41 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.92 million tonnes of cargo in 10M'2019, down 5.1% Y-o-Y
17:20 Gasunie, EBN, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel work together on the development of a CCUS project in the North Sea Canal area
16:49 Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan orders third Fast Crew Supplier this year to support offshore wind ambitions
16:36 Main engines loaded onto second serial ship of PV22 project at Nevsky Shipyard
16:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
15:59 Yevgeny Savkin appointed as General Director of Novyie Kommunalnyie Tehnologii in Ust-Luga port
15:15 The ICS and ECSA call for immediate and effective intervention after yet another attack in the Gulf of Guinea
15:12 Restoration of 90 year old Amsterdam bridge by Niron Staal
14:43 Expert forecasts scrubbers to consume some 600,000 barrels of heavy fuel per day in 2020
14:14 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
13:32 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 630 million in development in 9M’19, up 53% YoY
13:11 MOL earns AIP for design of bow wind-shield, ultra-large containership
12:30 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
11:23 Aleksey Rykovanov appointed as General Director of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
11:01 Arista Shipping starts the path to smart shipping operations with an ocean data agreement with ABS
10:39 RF Government supports expansion of Murmansk Transport Hub capacity to 65 million tonnes by 2035
10:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 14
10:02 WesCom Signal and Rescue goes green at METSTRADE 2019
09:38 Three new Damen FCS Patrol vessels for SR Platforms achieve major milestones in a single week
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.58% to $62.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.72% to $57.53
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points

2019 November 13

18:07 LR and Seabury Maritime partner to tackle OPEX and CAPEX challenges
17:55 Gasum acquires AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG
17:36 Rolls-Royce and luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker sign frame agreement for MTU engines
17:18 Next-generation controller platform ‘Triton’ successfully passes TAT in Japan using latest ME-engine control system
17:04 LNG market expectations will be framed at the 6th International LNG Congress
16:54 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 9.34 million tonnes
16:28 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1 million tonnes
16:03 MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
15:29 Innovative solutions for remote inspection: RINA and Kiber team up
15:03 Klaveness to focus their Dry Bulk operator activity on the Panamax to Post-Panamax segment