Russia’s Zvezda cuts steel for first locally built LNG carrier
Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has cut the first steel for a new LNG carrier that will serve Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project.
The vessel will be the first of a planned 15 LNG carriers that will support the Arctic LNG 2 project. Once completed, it will have a length of 300 metres, a beam of 48.8 metres, a total cargo capacity of 172,600 cubic metres, and an LNG-powered engine.
Zvezda claims this will be the first LNG carrier to be built by a Russian shipyard.