2017 Apr 26

Russia set to be world's largest LNG producer

According to multiple sources, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the country is set to become the world’s largest producer of LNG as the world’s first ice-breaking LNG carrier calls at Sabetta port in Yamal.

The PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) vessel Christophe de Margerie successfully berthed at the gas terminal in Sabetta Port in the Russian Arctic on 20n April.

The Christophe de Margerie is the first of a series of 15 Arc7 ice-class LNG carriers being built to service the Yamal LNG project.

The vessel can sail westwards on the Northern Sea Route and eastwards to Asia for six months from July to December.

During her maiden call at Sabetta Port, the vessel successfully carried out a trial passage through the purpose-built seaway canal, the most difficult part of the Ob Bay in terms of navigation.


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