Amur River Starts Sakhalin-2 Gig

The LNG carrier Amur River, operated by Russia’s Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, departed on his first voyage under the Sakhalin-2 project laden with a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) destined for the Asia-Pacific region.

The Amur River left the port of Prigorodnoye on July 31 carrying 149,700 cubic metres of LNG.

The agreement on the vessel freight for Sakhalin Energy was signed between the company and “Gazprom Marketing and Trading” in April 2014.

The Amur River is equipped with cargo membrane tanks with total capacity of 149,700 cubic metres.

The tanker is completely fitted for working under low temperatures and can work in ice conditions with the ice class 1A FS, a key condition for year-round LNG transportation from the LNG jetty of the Sakhalin-2 project in Prigorodnoye port.