First Russian LNG bunker ship delivery scheduled for late 2019
The first bunker vessel in Russia supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to be built by the end of 2019, said a representative of Krylov State Research Centre (KSRC), the ship designer.
Anton Lutskevich speaking at the 11th All-Russian Forum "Current State and Prospects of the Russian Ship Bunkering Market" in St. Petersburg said that the ship is under construction at Onega Shipyard to the Ministry of Industry and Trade department project.
The bunker vessel will be equipped with LNG storage tanks (LNG containers) of capacity of 160 cbm.
In addition, the Krylov Center developed design concept of a combo ship for gas fuel supply to shipping lines vessels, which can be operated both as a small LNG carrier and a floating power unit.
The Krylov State Research Centre (KSRC) established in 1894 is a leading naval architecture and marine engineering specialist. Over its century-long efforts in the field of innovative R&Ds for the benefit of national shipbuilding, in the best interests of the country’s defence and economic development, the Krylov Centre has gained unique expertise in development of naval ships, commercial vessels and offshore structures. The Krylov Centre responsibilities cover the full scope of ship qualities including seaworthiness, strength, powering, acoustics, electromagnetic signatures, nuclear & radiation safety, definition of ship concepts meeting the combination of the above requirements.