ABB completes delivery icebreaking LNG carrier fleet


The final vessel in a 15-ship series has entered service for the Yamal LNG project ahead of schedule, powered by ABB technology, the global technology company announced yesterday.

The Yakov Gakkel vessel, owned by a joint venture between Teekay LNG Partners and China LNG Partners, joins a fleet of 15 specially designed tankers transporting LNG year-round from Yamal LNG.

Built in less than six years and to ARC7 ice class, ABB said the 15 170,000m3 capacity vessels have opened the Northern Sea Route to commercial gas shipping and significant expanded the navigation period in the direction of the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring year-round transportation of gas to the customers westwards.

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