Gazprom, Sovcomflot in first Russian LNG bunkering op

Russia’s shipping firm Sovcomflot and Gazprom Neft, a unit of gas giant Gazprom, have completed what they say is the first-ever ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in Russia.

Gazprom Neft’s 5,800-cbm ice-class LNG bunkering vessel, Dmitry Mendeleev, supplied LNG to Sovcomflot’s dual-fuel crude oil tanker, Korolev Prospect, in the Baltic port of Ust-Luga, according to a statement by Sovcomflot issued on Friday.

Russia’s first LNG bunkering vessel delivered about 1,432 cbm of LNG to the 2019-built tanker during the operation which lasted about four hours, Sovcomflot said.

Sovcomflot noted that that the two firms signed a cooperation deal back in September 2021 to work on several fuels, including LNG, as part of plans to slash shipping emissions in Russia.

To remind, Keppel Offshore & Marine delivered Russia’s first LNG bunkering vessel, Dmitry Mendeleev, in August last year.

Gazprom Neft previously said the vessel would provide LNG via ship-to-ship transfers throughout the Baltic Sea.

These include clients at major ports in St Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Primorsk but also elsewhere, it said.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Hoegh’s FSRU heads to Germany to start Wilhelmshaven job

The 170,000-cbm FSRU Hoegh Esperanza is heading towards Germany to start serving the Uniper-led Wilhelmshaven facility, according to shipping...

Trafigura to supply US LNG to Germany under new deal

Commodity trader Trafigura said it would supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US to Germany under a new...

Woodside plans major Pluto LNG turnaround next year

Australian LNG player Woodside is planning to shut its Pluto LNG terminal in the Pilbara region of Western Australia...

More News Like This

DSME cancels third LNG carrier order linked to Sovcomflot

South Korean shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has terminated an order for another LNG carrier after a...

Gazprom supplying gas from Kaliningrad FSRU

Gas giant Gazprom has completed tests at its 174,000-cbm FSRU Marshal Vasilevskiy off Russia's Kaliningrad, located between Lithuania and Poland. The firm said...

First cargo from Gazprom’s Portovaya LNG terminal to land in Greece

DESFA’s Revithoussa liquefied natural gas import facility in Greece is preparing to receive the first cargo produced at Gazprom's...

Gazprom plans to expand Portovaya LNG terminal

Russia's Gazprom is planning to add another liquefaction train at its recently launched Portovaya LNG production, storage, and shipment...