Classification contract for CMA CGM’s 22,000 TEU dual-fuel containerships was signed today at Marintec in Shanghai

- China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) shipyards Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Hudong Zhonghua) and Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (SWS) sign contract with Bureau Veritas senior management in the presence of CMA CGM


- All nine gas-fueled Ultra Large Containerships will be built to BV class rules and under BV newbuilding supervision


Paris-La Défense, France, December 05, 2017, – The classification contract for CMA CGM’s breakthrough order for nine 22,000 TEU containerships was signed today by the two shipyards that will be building the ships – the world’s largest LNG fueled containerships. The ceremony was held at Marintec 2017 in Shanghai.

 

Present to witness the contract signing at Marintec were President Chen Jun from Hudong-Zhonghua and Chairman Mr.Wang Qi from SWS together with Mr. Claude Maillot, Bureau Veritas, Senior Vice- President, Marine & Offshore, North Asia and China.

Mr. Ludovic Gerard, Executive Vice-President of CMA CGM Group company, CMA Ships, introduced the ceremony emphasising the strength of the relationship between CMA CGM and Bureau Veritas.

 

Claude Maillot commenting said: "Bureau Veritas is delighted and honoured to be classing these ships and we are looking forward to working with Hudong-Zhonghua and SWS through this project and we thank both them and CMA CGM for trusting Bureau Veritas with this important project."


About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 69,000 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.

Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.

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ABB AbilityTM extended with digital turbocharging solutions for marine

Digital turbocharging solutions launched at Marintec 2017 


Growing the ABB Ability portfolio, ABB Turbocharging launches at Marintec 2017 in Shanghai its first digital turbocharging solutions for enhanced performance, perational flexibility and lower operating costs for marine customers.  These solutions will further harness the power of digitalization through connection to the vessel optimization system and ABB’s Collaborative Operations Centers for the marine sector. This combines the collective expertise of ABB in marine propulsion, optimization, advisory, and turbocharging, with digital connectivity.


Tekomar XPERT for engine performance analysis

Bringing marine customers actionable insights to improve their engine performance, ABB has acquired Tekomar XEPERT, a performance analysis and advisory software solution. Tekomar XPERT brings fuel savings across entire fleets through analysis of actual operation and performance data compared to sea trial and test data, identifying low performance on any engine at any load and providing recommendations for action. Available for all marine customers and currently in operation on over 1,000 vessels, Tekomar XPERT is targeted at two-stroke and auxiliary engines enabling increased efficiency of reporting and better collaboration for improved engine condition and maintenance. 

 

ABB Ability Digital SIKO for uncompromised reliability at optimized costs

ABB has extended its SIKO concept (Sicherheitskonzept/safety concept) through the power of digitalization, bringing to market ABB Ability Digital SIKO for uncompromised turbocharger reliability. Slow-steaming, now the standard in the merchant marine industry, brings changes in vessel operations.  Based on the time-proven SIKO calculations for exchange intervals, Digital SIKO, first available for two-stroke applications, incorporates data from individual turbocharger operation. Depending on turbocharger utilization, an individual turbocharger assessment leads to an updated recommended exchange interval and might allow for extended turbocharger operation - resulting in optimized maintenance costs. Under Digital SIKO, extended parts are guaranteed from ‘dry-dock to dry-dock’, and  the updated recommended exchange intervals from ABB as the turbocharger OEM supports operators’ compliance requirements, enabling further cost management potential across entire fleets.

 

Turbocharging monitoring for transparency of operations

Combining digital connectivity and integrated reporting, ABB is enhancing data-driven decision making based on key parameters in the operation of engine and turbocharging systems. Making available actionable data on signals such as speeds, temperatures, and loads.  ABB customers will gain transparency of operation for enhanced failure prevention, higher availability, and increased operational flexibility.             

 

Oliver Riemenschneider, Managing Director, ABB Turbocharging explained, “Our ambition for digitalization of turbocharging is to enable customers to reach the next level in terms of efficiency, operational flexibility, reliability and, most crucially, cost optimization over the lifecycle. As market dynamics continue to change, we remain committed to increasing value for our customers. We believe these new solutions will better enable them to know more about their vessel operations, to achieve more from their fleets, and ultimately for their businesses to perform better into the future.”


For further information on digital turbocharging solutions, visit us at Marintec, Shanghai, December 5-8.


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Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces a Commitment for a New Loan Facility and the Agreement to Modify a Contract to Acquire a Single Ultramax Vessel


Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT) (“Scorpio Bulkers,” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company has received a commitment from a leading European financial institution for a loan facility of up to $38.7 million. The loan facility will be used to finance up to 60% of the market value of the three Ultramax dry bulk vessels the Company has recently agreed to acquire. 


The loan facility will have a final maturity of five years from the signing date and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.85% per annum. The terms and conditions will be similar to those set forth in the Company's existing credit facilities. The loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation.


Scorpio Bulkers also announced today that the Company has agreed to modify a previously announced contract with an unaffiliated third party to acquire a 2015 Chinese built Ultramax dry bulk vessel. The Company will now include in the total consideration 910,802 common shares of the Company.


About Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities. Scorpio Bulkers Inc., after the completion of its recent acquisitions of nine Ultramax vessels, will own or finance lease 55 vessels, consisting of 18 Kamsarmax vessels and 37 Ultramax vessels. The Company also time charters-in one Ultramax vessel and one dry bulk Kamsarmax vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company in the second quarter of 2018 from a shipyard in China. Upon final delivery of all the vessels the owned fleet is expected to have a total carrying capacity of approximately 3.9 million deadweight tonnes. Additional information about the Company is available on the Company’s website www.scorpiobulkers.com, which is not a part of this press release.

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RIMS BV recognized by ABS and RINA as external specialist for use of drones during surveys 

 

Robotics In Maintenance Strategies BV (RIMS) have received a certificate as a ‘Recognized External Specialist’ from ABS and RINA, for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces. This follows the recent announcement that RIMS was the first company to receive an attestation from Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore, as an approved service supplier.

RIMS are a global provider of high tech, safe, autonomous and sustainable surveying and maintenance solutions. Their services aid the replacement of old, expensive, slower, high-risk and resource intensive maintenance activities, with new smarter drone and robotic technologies.

 

The approval allows shipowners and managers to invite RIMS to attend during a Class survey, supporting the surveyors by showing the objects to be inspected live on screen, similar to that of a diving survey. Appointing RIMS to provide this service reduces the time to carry out scheduled survey work and also avoids unnecessary costs of access equipment such as scaffolding or cherry pickers. In turn this will also lead to minimising risk and physical evidence, bringing substantial benefits to owners, insurers and classification societies.

 

David Knukkel, CEO of RIMS BV commented on the approval: “Being the first company in the world with the approval of Bureau Veritas, and now also receiving the approval from ABS and RINA, means that we managed to realise a real shift in the maritime industry with its acceptance of using new technology. These latest acknowledgements by these respected societies reinforces that we are delivering safe, sustainable, cost effective and quality approved services in the marine industry.”

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쇼트, 콘덴서 성능 향상 위해 세계 최초로 유리 대 알루미늄 밀봉 리드 장치 선보여


세계적인 테크놀로지 그룹이자 특수유리 전문기업 쇼트(SCHOTT)는 알루미늄 전해질 콘덴서를 위한 완벽한 유리 밀봉 리드 시스템을 세계 최초로 개발, 국내에 출시한다.  쇼트의 특허 기술인 유리 대 알루미늄 밀봉(Glass to Aluminum Sealing, 이하 GTAS®) 기술을 기반으로 한 콘덴서 리드 장치를 사용하면 습기를 차단하여 더 오래 가고 더 강력한 콘덴서를 구현할 수 있다. 

오늘날 전자 기기 및 시스템의 발전으로 전력 저장 장치인 알루미늄 전해질 콘덴서의 수요가 점차 증가하고 있다. 전기차, 고전력 시스템, 재생에너지, 방위항공, 중공업 등 모두 과중한 전력 수요를 감당하기 위해 알루미늄 전해질 콘덴서를 사용하고 있으며, 높은 성능을 위한 콘덴서의 기술적 요건 역시 까다로워 지고 있다.

알루미늄 전해질 콘덴서가 효율적이고 안정적이긴 하지만, 콘덴서 하우징 소재 및 디자인으로 인해 그 성능이 제한을 받는 경우가 많다. 예를 들어, 터미널 밀봉이 불완전할 경우 습기가 침투해 전해질이 증발하고, 장기적으로는 성능 저하로 이어진다. 이런 성능 손실에 대비해 오버사이즈, 혹은 여러 개의 콘덴서를 사용하기도 하는데, 이는 필요한 조치이긴 하나 비용 및 공간 관리 측면에서 이상적인 해결책은 아니다.


이를 위해 독일 란슛에 위치한 쇼트 전자 패키징(SCHOTT Electronic Packaging)은 장기간에 걸친 전해질의 증발을 완화하고 성능을 안정적으로 유지할 수 있는 혁신적 솔루션을 개발하였다. 75년간 쌓아온 유리 대 금속 밀봉 기술(glass-to-metal sealing, GTMS) 경험을 바탕으로 쇼트는 현재 업계 최초로 GTAS® 제품을 생산하기 위해 새롭게 역량을 강화하고 있다. 현재 콘덴서 밀봉에 널리 활용되는 폴리머는 유기질 특성 상, 시간이 갈수록 노후화되어 결국 밀봉 기능이 약화된다. 이 약화된 폴리머 밀봉을 통해 침투된 습기는 전해질을 증발시키고 전력 용량에도 상당한 손실을 일으킨다. 


전해질 누출에 대한 해법은 콘덴서 리드 장치에 있다. 쇼트 R&D 총괄인 헬무트 하틀(Helmut Hartl)은 GTAS 기술을 콘덴서에 사용할 경우 장점을 다음과 같이 설명한다. “폴리머나 다른 유기 화합물로 만들어진 밀봉을 특수 유리 소재로 교체하면, 콘덴서 터미널을 알루미늄 리드에 완벽하게 밀봉할 수 있다. 누출 방지 GTAS® 리드장치를 핀(pin seal) 지점에 구축하면, 콘덴서에 습기 침투를 막아 전해질 증발의 가능성을 차단한다.

콘덴서의 안정성과 수명 연장에 전례없이 도움이 되는 GTAS® 기술은 또한, 거의 무제한 고객별 맞춤화가 가능하다. 유리로 완벽하게 밀봉된 리드 장치는 방사형 콘덴서, 축 콘덴서, 스냅인 콘덴서, 초고용량 콘덴서, 전기 이중층 콘덴서 등 다양하게 적용할 수 있으며, 콘덴서 캔 사이즈와 관계없이 사용 가능하다.


많은 가혹한 환경에서 안전성이 핵심적인 기기에 수십년간 표준으로 적용되어 온 유리 밀봉 기술에는 단순히 알루미늄 콘덴서의 전해질 손실을 방지하는 차원을 넘어, 다양한 장점이 있다. GTAS® 기술은 영하 40도에서 영상 150도까지 견딜 수 있으며, 어떤 경우에는 이런 범위를 넘는 악조건을 견디기도 한다. 유리 밀봉의 누출방지 특성은 표준 크기, 혹은 정전용량이 더 크고 크기는 작은, 고밀도의 콘덴서를 개발할 때에도 사용 가능하다. 이러한 장점 덕분에 콘덴서의 보관 기간뿐만 아니라 콘덴서 자체의 수명도 늘어난다.


헬무트 하틀 R&D 총괄은 콘덴서용 GTAS® 기술에 대하여 “지금은 콘덴서 개발에 있어 매우 흥미로운 시점이다. 우리는 전기차와 재생에너지원 등 콘덴서를 사용하는 차세대 전력 응용 분야가 지속적으로 성장하는 것을 매일 경험하고 있다. GTAS® 기술은 미래의 일상 생활을 바꿀 수 있는 여러 분야에서 보다 안정적이고, 보다 오래 가는 전기 저장 성능을 지원할 수 있도록 완벽한 시점에 등장하였다.” 라고 전망하였다.

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SMM Maritime Industry Report: Sector sees light at the end of the tunnel



For the first time in its history, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has conducted a large-scale study asking exhibitors and visitors of the leading global trade fair for the maritime industry to give their assessment of the sector’s economic and technological development. The SMM Maritime Industry Report shows that the industry is looking to the future with confidence, and reveals the key issues that are on everybody's mind.  

Reflecting the views of more than 2500 participants from 69 countries, many of whom hold senior positions in the maritime industry, the SMM Maritime Industry Report, prepared jointly by Hamburg Messe & Congress GmbH (HMC) as the organiser of SMM, and the market research institute mindline, presents a good impression of the prevailing sentiments in the industry. "Our first comprehensive industry survey is a great source of inspiration as we prepare for the next SMM in September 2018," says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. While the maritime industry has gone through difficult times, it is now ready to tackle the future with a can-do spirit. "The results of the SMM Maritime Industry Report are a very valuable source of information for us in aligning the SMM itself and the accompanying conferences with the needs of the industry," the CEO of the Hamburg trade fair organisation points out. Nearly ten months before it opens its doors, SMM is almost fully booked. "This underscores the role of SMM as the world's leading industry fair, and it shows how much value companies assign to personal interaction, expert input and tangible technological progress, especially in turbulent times,” says Aufderheide. 


▪ Big response and top-flight participants

"We asked the exhibitors and visitors of SMM about the top items on their agendas, and how they gauge their economic perspectives," says Claus Ulrich Selbach, Business Unit Director – Maritime and Technology Fairs & Exhibitions at HMC. Respondents included representatives of shipowning companies, shipbuilders and suppliers from around the world. In addition to the economic and technological development the survey also addressed planned investments. “I haven’t heard of any other study covering the industry in such breadth,” said Hauke Schlegel, Managing Director of the Marine Equipment and Systems working group at the German engineering industry association VDMA. The participation profile is a representative cross-section of the entire industry: 


- Roughly three quarters (74 per cent) of respondents were SMM visitors, and one fourth (24 per cent) were exhibitors.

- Nearly one fifth of respondents (19 per cent) work at a shipowning company, 13 per cent are employed by a shipyard, and the majority (67 per cent) work at a supplier.

- 72 per cent of respondents hold a senior position at their company, and approximately two thirds (65 per cent) make investment decisions, either alone or in a team. 


▪ Ship-owning companies plan to invest

For the first time a "Maritime Industry Score" was computed based on the outcome of the survey. This score reflects the business expectations of shipowning companies, shipyards and suppliers. “We want to hold regular business climate surveys in future to find out more about the mood in the industry," says Claus Ulrich Selbach. In the wake of an economic lull that has lasted nine years, the results of the current survey betray a certain basic optimism across the maritime sector, in spite of expectations of a continuing consolidation process. The overall Maritime Industry Score was 54.6 points, with the shipping segment's 33.2 points clearly lagging behind shipbuilding (47.1 points) and the supply industry (61.9 points). These figures represent the ratio of positive versus negative growth expectations. The surprisingly positive outcome proves that the industry is beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. 


There are signs of hope even among shipowners. Some of the players clearly view the growth prospects as positive, indicating an increasing willingness to invest, as one particular survey result reveals: 20 per cent of responding decision-makers consider it as ‘very likely’, and an additional 12 per cent as ‘likely’ that they will order new ships within the next 12 months. "This is especially surprising considering the fact that this value is far above the typical fleet rejuvenation rate," comments Dr Max Johns, Managing Director of the German Shipowners Association VDR.


▪ Strong interest in LNG

There is one particular field in the shipbuilding segment where the need to act is felt especially urgently: Following the entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in early September 2017, 54 per cent of responding shipowner CEOs intend to retrofit their ships accordingly.  


Stricter environmental regulations are also causing a stir in the ship propulsion segment. The industry is homing in on LNG as an alternative to conventional ship fuels. 44 per cent of respondents said LNG is their first choice when contemplating ship newbuilding orders. But hybrid solutions based on marine diesel are likewise popular. "There is no way around the energy transition in the maritime sector. The increasing number of newbuilding orders and retrofits shows that LNG is gaining ground. The future of low-emission shipping has long begun," says Dr Reinhard Lüken, General Manager, German Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Association (VSM). The supply industry agrees, with 49 per cent of respondents saying they consider LNG as the champion among alternative fuels. 


Another item high up on the agenda is Autonomous Shipping: 36 per cent of shipowner executives believe it to be the future of merchant shipping. 90 per cent of those in support believe that the use of unmanned ships will be routine in as little as 20 years. "We have seen an enormous shift in public opinion here," says VDR managing director Johns. The two-decade horizon is not a far-fetched prospect, considering the average service life of a ship, he adds. 


▪ Study lends fresh impetus to SMM

The maritime sector is already showing great interest in remote monitoring of ships and ways to protect ships against cybercrime. "The opportunities and challenges of digitalisation are on everybody's mind in this industry. Therefore this topic will play a key role at SMM 2018, for example during the Maritime Future Summit," says Business Unit Director HMC Selbach. New technologies that can be helpful in optimising processes and increasing efficiency are in demand. Accordingly, 66 per cent of respondents from supply companies see a “high" or "very high" sales potential for their products in the market. Three out of four (74 per cent) have observed that innovative technology is being welcomed by customers. The responding suppliers believe that the German, Chinese and US markets have the highest growth potential. Overall nearly 70,000 global contacts where utilised in the online survey for the SMM MIR. More than 2500 respondents answered every single question. "This is a better response than what many comparable surveys have been able to achieve," says project lead Jörg Kunath from mindline. HMC plans to conduct the SMM Maritime Industry Report every two years in order to draw a continuous picture of the maritime industry mood. 


▪ About SMM

The leading international maritime trade fair takes place in Hamburg every two years. More than 2.200 exhibitors and roughly 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the trade fair in the famous port city from 4 to 7 September 2018. SMM covers all segments of the maritime value chain, bringing together decision-makers from around the world and highlighting innovative technology.


 



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Dual-Fuel Variant of MAN L23/30 Engine Awarded TAT – Pressemeldung: Dual-Fuel-Variante des MAN L23/30 wurde TAT erteilt



MAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The five-cylinder test engine in China had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm.

Finn Fjeldhøj – Head of Small-Bore, Four-Stroke Engineering – MAN Diesel & Turbo, expressed the company’s high expectations for the engine and said: “The L23/30DF covers a power range of 625 – 1,200kW, which makes it particularly attractive for such ocean-going vessels as bulkers of most sizes, general cargo ships, chemical tankers, and smaller LNG-carriers, as well as ships operating in ports and near the coast. Encouragingly, shipowners around the world have already shown significant interest in the engine and we are very optimistic about its future prospects.”


The TAT included tests of the engine’s:

- SaCoSone alarm and safety system

- dual-fuel safety concept, including a test of the pilot-fuel system

- load-step performance;

- and a components inspection.


The MAN L23/30DF engine was also granted a certificate for compliance with IMO Tier III regulations in gas mode without any after-treatment equipment. In addition, the engine can provide up to 110% power output in both gas and fuel modes.


ESL Shipping, the leading carrier of dry-bulk cargoes in the Baltic region, has already ordered the first six L23/30DF GenSets for two 25,000-dwt cargo carrier newbuildings, currently under construction at CSC Jinling ship yard in China.


 

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ABB Turbocharging tops industry efficiency benchmark

 

ABB Turbocharging has raised the industry benchmark for low-speed turbocharging efficiency to achieve an additional turbocharger efficiency increase of 2% by performing the measurement on an actual engine on an engine testbed.


As a performance yardstick for low-speed turbochargers, the industry applies the turbocharger efficiency benchmark given by MAN Diesel & Turbo, a leading global low-speed engine designer. ABB Turbocharging has now proven an exceptional 2% higher efficiency compared to this industry standard.


The ABB turbocharging efficiency benchmark test took place earlier this year on a Hyundai testbed in Korea. Three ABB latest generation A180-L turbochargers, produced by Hyundai under license, were fitted on an 8G95ME-C9.5 engine and the turbocharging efficiency was measured accordingly. The measurement was performed with state-of-the-art wireless measuring equipment to ensure highest data accuracy.


For marine operators the additional 2% efficiency increase achieved by the ABB A180-L turbochargers would mean annual fuel savings of up to 35,000 USD per vessel, depending on fuel price and load profile. This exceptional efficiency increase was also confirmed and verified by MAN Diesel & Turbo.


Fuel and maintenance costs have the highest impact on lifecycle costs and therefore total cost of ownership (TCO). This efficiency increase in turbocharging and the resulting effect of lower fuel consumption and costs will have a direct positive impact on the overall TCO for application operators.


Arie Smits, Senior General Manager, Product Group Low-Speed at ABB Turbocharging said, “The result of the measurement on an actual engine is a confirmation of our promise and commitment to continue to push for highest efficiencies and value for our customers. Promised, delivered and proven.”


ABB will be at the global shipping industry tradeshow Marintec 2017 in Shanghai, December 5-8 in Hall N1, number J31.  Further solutions bringing customers added value over the lifecycle of their applications will be presented to the industry.

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DHT Holdings, Inc. announces sale of its three oldest VLCCs


DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHT) ("DHT") announced that it has entered into agreement to sell its three oldest VLCCs; DHT Utah and DHT Utik, both built 2001 and DHT Eagle built 2002 to one buyer for a total price of $66.5 million. About $33.5 million of bank debt will be repaid in connection with the sale of the three vessels.

The Company expects to deliver the DHT Utah and DHT Eagle to its new owner before end of 2017 and the DHT Utik in January 2018. 


The Company will record a book loss of about $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 in connection with the sale.  The loss is primarily related to the DHT Eagle. Subsequent to the sale, the average age of DHT's fleet of VLCCs is 6.1 years.

 

The sale is in accordance with the company's fleet renewal strategy. DHT enjoys a strong position with its robust balance sheet, high quality fleet, best-in-class cash break-even levels, competitive cost structure and attractive time charter contracts.

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RS class: gas carriers “BORIS VILKITSKY” and “FEDOR LITKE” delivered to the customer


The construction of a series of Arctic LNG carriers under the technical supervision of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is in progress: in November “BORIS VILKITSKY” and “FEDOR LITKE” gas carriers were delivered to the customer and the keel of a new gas carrier was laid (hull No. 2427).

A series of 15 LNG carriers unique in design, is being constructed as part of the implementation of the large-scale RF liquefied natural gas production project Yamal LNG. The construction site is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in the Republic of Korea.


The new gas carriers are capable of all year round operation at temperatures up to – 50 °С. High ice class Arc7 allows them to navigate independently in the ice of up to 2,1 m thick when moving astern. The ships are equipped with three Azipod propulsion units of 45 MW joint capacity, which is comparable to the capacity of a nuclear icebreaker. A new membrane-type gas containment system GT NO96 GW used in cargo tanks with a total capacity of 172,600 m3, ensures safe LNG transportation through the Northern Sea Route.


Main specifications:

length – 299,9 m;

breadth – 50 m;

draught – 12 m;

deadweight – 85 000 t;

service speed – 19,5 knots.


RS class notation: KM(*) Arc7 AUT1-ICS OMBO EPP ANTI-ICE LI CCO ECO-S BWM(S) BWM(T) WINTERIZATION(-50) gas carrier type 2G (methane) (Arc7 at d<=12.0 m).

The delivered ships are named after Boris Andreyevich Vilkitsky (1885 - 1961) and Fedor Petrovich Litke (1797 - 1882), the celebrated Russian navigators, explorers of the Arctic.


Additional information:

Boris Andreyevich Vilkitsky headed the hydrographic expedition of the Arctic Ocean, which in 1913 - 1915 carried out the first end-to-end navigation on the ships "Taimyr" and "Vaigach" along the Northern Sea Route, having made a number of geographical discoveries. The strait between the Taymyr Peninsula and Severnaya Zemlya, a bay in the Barents Sea, two capes and a glacier on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago and islands in the Kara and Laptev Sea have been named after Boris Vilkitsky.


Fedor Petrovich Litke is a Russian navigator who circumnavigated the globe twice, an explorer of the Eastern Arctic, an admiral, President of the Academy of Sciences, a Demidov Prize laureate, one of the founders of the Russian Geographical Society and its Vice-Chairman. 22 geographical objects in the Arctic and Pacific have been named after Fedor Litke, including the cape, peninsula, mountain and bay on Novaya Zemlya, the islands in the Franz Josef Land and Nordenskjold archipelagos, the strait between Kamchatka and the Karaginsky Island.



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