SCF Group takes delivery of LNG carrier for Shell charter

Russia’s SCF Group took delivery of a new LNG carrier from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries on Friday, January 15.

The same day that it was delivered, the 174,000-cubic-metre SCF Timmerman embarked on its maiden commercial voyage to serve a long-term time charter agreement with Shell.

The ship was named after Frans Timmerman, a 17th-century Dutch merchant who served as a shipbuilding mentor to Russian emperor Peter the Great.

SCF Timmerman is the third vessel in a series of Atlanticmax LNG carriers ordered by SCF Group in 2018. The lead vessel of the series, SCF La Perouse, was delivered to SCF in February 2020 and is time chartered to Total while the second vessel in the series, SCF Barents, was delivered to SCF in September 2020 and is also time chartered to Shell.

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