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Sovcomflot welcomes two Sakhalin II project LNG carriers

Moscow: Japan based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Nagasaki Shipyard served as the location for the naming ceremony for two new LNG tankers that joined the fleet of Russia's Sakhalin II project. The vessels, Grand Elena (pictured) and Grand Aniva, are both of ice class, 145,000m3 capacity and have four Moss-type spherical tanks.

The vessels, commissioned by NYK and JSC Sovcomflot, will be deployed on a 20-year contract, transporting LNG from the Prigorodnoye terminal near Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in Russia, to Japan, South Korea and Baja California (Mexico)

The annual production of LNG from the energy project is expected to be 9.6m tonnes. The first LNG shipments are due to start in September 2008.  [05/10/07]

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