Keppel delivers Russia’s first LNG bunkering vessel
Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered Russia’s first LNG bunkering vessel (LBV), it said on August 12.
The vessel was designed and built by Keppel O&M and will join Gazprom Neft's fleet. The 5,800m3 ice-class LBV is named after Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev. This is the fourth newbuild LBV by Keppel O&M and was built at its Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China.
The dual-class LBV, the 12th ice-class vessel delivered by Keppel O&M, was developed by its ship design and development arm, Keppel Marine & Deepwater Technology. The vessel is compliant with the Arc 4 and Ice Class 1A notations from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and Bureau Veritas respectively, and its hull is optimised for independent ice navigation in medium first-year summer ice of up to 90cm thickness.
Measuring 100 m in length and 19 m in width, the vessel is also equipped with an integrated digital system that allows it to be managed by just one person from the navigation bridge.
Keppel O&M recently delivered Singapore’s first LBV, and is currently building dual-fuel vessels such as containerships and dredgers.