Gazprom Marketing & Trading marks delivery of newbuild LNG carrier
ULSAN, South Korea -- Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered a newbuild LNG vessel, hull number 2557, at a ceremony at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The vessel was named Lena River.
Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) group will time charter Lena River from Greek LNG tanker operator Dynagas for several years. She will be the third vessel on charter between GM&T group, a UK-registered wholly-owned subsidiary of OAO Gazprom, and Dynagas after Ob River, which became famous last year for being the world’s first LNG carrier to pass through the Northern Sea Route, and Yenisei River, which was delivered in July.
GM&T’s expanding fleet of LNG vessels will be used to support the company' s growing global LNG trading portfolio.
The Lena River features membrane tanks, has a cargo capacity of 155,000 cubic meters and is powered by a tri-fuel diesel-electric propulsion system. Her 1A ice class and winterization equipment allows sailing in ice conditions, including through the Northern Sea Route during open navigation.
Like the Ob River and Yenisei River, the vessel will be operated by an international crew, including graduates of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Lena River is named after one of the three Russian Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean, completing the tradition established with Ob River and Yenisei River.