The next MLO LNG carrier for Yamal is ready
The naming ceremony for a conventional LNG carrier, jointly ordered by MOL and China Cosco Shipping, was recently held at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group in China. As many participants in the Yamal LNG project looked on, the newly built vessel was named the "LNG Dubhe" at the Hudong shipyard.
The vessel was branded after a star in the constellation Ursa Major and is the first of four new conventional LNG Carriers for the Yamal LNG project which were announced at the end of June 2017. The new vessel is scheduled to go into LNG transportation service for the Yamal LNG project following its delivery at the shipyard in Hudong at the end of October 2019.
MOL delivered three ice-breaking LNG carriers to the Project between 2018 and 2019, which are currently engaged in LNG transportation in the Northern Sea route. For the time being, "LNG Dubhe" will be engaged in the transport of the project’s LNG from transshipment terminals in Europe or a location where ship-to-ship transfer operations are carried out. (fd)