Rosatomflot Signs Port Fleet Contract for LNG Transshipment Complex

Arc7 LNG carrier at Sabetta
LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie in the port of Sabetta (Photo: Novatek)

FSUE Atomflot and Arctic Perevalka LLC have signed an agreement to create a port fleet for the provision of towing services at the marine LNG transshipment complex in Murmansk Oblast. 

The terminal will ensure efficient transportation of LNG from Arctic LNG 2 and other Novatek projects by arranging the reload from Arc7 ice-class LNG tankers to ships, according to LNG Industry

“Rosatomflot has a successful track record of operating a port fleet built as part of the Yamal LNG project,” said Mustafa Kashka, General Director of FSUE Atomflot, and added:

“Working in the water area of the port of Sabetta allowed us to acquire important competencies that are necessary to ensure the operation of the marine transshipment complex. We are known in the world as an operator of the nuclear icebreaker fleet, but we are ready to present new products for the Russian and international markets. Rosatomflot is ready to provide a guaranteed full range of towing services".

The transshipment complex is located within the southern part of Ura Bay in Murmansk Oblast. For the uninterrupted operation of the offshore transshipment complex of LNG, it is necessary to use five Arc4 ice-class tugs. 

FSUE Atomflot is an enterprise of Rosatom State Corporation, and Arctic Perevalka LLC is a subsidiary of Novatek PJSC. 

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