DSME Names Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier for Yamal Project

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) held a naming ceremony for an ice-breaking LNG carrier, which was jointly ordered by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and China COSCO Shipping, on September 11.

Featuring a length of 299 meters and a breadth of 50 meters, the newbuilding vessel was named the Vladimir Vize. The 172,000 m3 unit is the sister vessel of Vladimir Rusanov, which started transport service at the end of March 2018 under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG for the Yamal LNG Project.

Vladimir Vize is also scheduled to go into service for the Yamal LNG project following its delivery at the end of September in DSME and an ice-breaking navigation without ice-breaker support in the Northern Sea Route towards the Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta port in Russia.

MOL informed that the construction of the last of the three newbuilding ice-breaking LNG vessels has been progressing as planned in DSME, and the vessel is expected to be delivered to the Yamal LNG Project in the next year.

Furthermore, MOL said that the construction of four conventional LNG Carriers destined for the Yamal LNG Project is proceeding with the completion expected in 2019-2020.