Russia’s Zvezda cuts steel for first locally built LNG carrier

Photo: Zvezda

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.

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