SCF Melampus delivered to Sovcomflot
The LNG carrier SCF Melampus was recently delivered to Sovcomflot during a ceremony at the shipyard of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.
This ship is the third in a series of ultra-modern LNG carriers designed to perform regular, year-round shipments of liquefied natural gas. Two ships in the series, the Velikiy Novgorod and Pskov are already successfully operating under long-term contracts with Gazprom. The fourth ship in the series, the SCF Mitre, will be handed over to Sovcomflot in the second quarter of 2015.
The Atlanticmax LNG tanker, with a load capacity of 170,200 cubic meters, has been constructed to operate in Arctic conditions. It includes a triple-fuel diesel-electric propulsion plant. In addition to the reinforced Ice2 class, ships in this series are equipped to work in low temperatures and in harsh climatic conditions and are able to ship gas from most existing export terminals year-round. Moreover, the SCF Melampus has the highest class of environmental protection.
The ship was built to the dual class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and Lloyd’s Register under the survey of a joint group of surveyors, with RS acting as the leading society.
Press Release; Image: Sovcomflot