Sovcomflot’s new LNG carrier named SCF Melampus


A naming ceremony was held for Sovcomflot’s new LNG carrier today (Tuesday 16th December) when it was officially named SCF Melampus.

It is the third tanker in a series of state-of-the-art vessels to be built under a partnership agreement between Sovcomflot and the shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The first two tankers of the series, Velikiy Novgorod and Pskov, have already been put into operation on long-term contracts with Gazprom, with the design of SCF Melampus a continuation of this project. These ships have been constructed to adhere to all requirements of the charterer on ecological safety and energy effectiveness.

Atlanticmax LNG carriers have a load capacity of 170,200 cubic metres and are equipped with triple-fuel diesel electric power generation systems. The ships have the enforced ice class ‘Ice2’ and are designed to operate at low temperatures and in harsh climatic conditions. LNG carriers of this type are able to transport gas from the majority of existing export terminals.

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