March 19 – Christophe de Margerie

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To transport liquefied natural gas from Yamal LNG, which is located in the Arctic and constitutes one of the world’s biggest LNG projects, 15 ice-class LNG carrier were commissioned between December 2016 and December 2019. This innovative solution allows large shipments of LNG to be transported efficiently and at a steady pace throughout the year, without the assistance of icebreakers. The ship, which is 300 meters long and has a capacity of 172,600 cubic meters, can sail in temperatures as low as -52° C and through ice as thick as 2.1 meters.

The SCF Group’s Christophe de Margerie is the world’s first icebreaking LNG carrier and the lead ship in the series of ice class Arc7 vessels, purpose designed for serving the Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic all year round

Built Date:  November 2016
Delivery Date:  27 March 2017
Flag:    Cyprus
Class:  Russian Maritime Register/Bureau Veritas
LOA (m):  299.00
Breadth (m):  50.00
Depth (m):  26.50
Deadweight (t):  96778.90
GRT:   128806
NRT:   38641
Draught (Loaded) (m):  11.80
Speed (knots):  19.50

Ship of the week courtesy of Capt. Stan Bowles, BowTech Marine

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