Naming ceremony held for MOL and Cosco’s Yamal LNG vessel

China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Hudong-Zhonghua on Tuesday hosted a naming ceremony for MOL and Cosco Shipping’s final conventional Yamal LNG carrier.

The Chinese yard in Shanghai will soon deliver the 174,000-cbm LNG Megrez to the venture, marking the completion of a project that involved the construction of four vessels.

LNG Megrez has an overall length of 290 meters featuring two WinGD’s dual-fuel engines and GTT’s No96 membrane cargo containment system.

Worth mentioning here, Hudong delivered the third Yamal vessel in this batch, LNG Phecda, in August.

The yard handed over the first carrier of the quartet, LNG Dubhe, in October 2019 followed by the second vessel, LNG Merak, in January this year.

Naming ceremony held for MOL and Cosco’s Yamal LNG vessel
Image: Hudong-Zhonghua

These carriers don’t have ice-breaking capability such as the ARC7 carriers that serve Novatek’s 16.5 mtpa LNG plant in the Russian Arctic.

The plan for them included taking transshipped LNG at European terminals, previously delivered by ice-class carriers, for onward distribution mainly to Asia.

However, as previously reported, both LNG Dubhe and LNG Merak have in August directly loaded the fuel directly at the Arctic plant.

LNG Phecda also joined its sister vessels and loaded a Yamal cargo directly at Sabetta earlier this month.

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