MAN powered ice-class LNG carrier

03 Mar 2014
The newbuild ‘Velikiy Novgorod’ LNG carrier

The newbuild ‘Velikiy Novgorod’ LNG carrier

Russian shipping company, Sovcomflot, has taken delivery of the MAN Diesel & Turbo powered LNG carrier, the ‘Velikiy Novgorod’, from South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.

The ship is equipped with a diesel-electric, dual-fuel propulsion system consisting of two MAN 8L51/60DF and two MAN 9L51/60DF engines, offering a total rated power of 34MW. The engines were constructed at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg plant in Germany.

This propulsion package provides the LNG carrier with a highly efficient, low-emission propulsion system, especially when running in gas mode. It also features a high degree of redundancy, while the MAN 51/60 DF engines provide multiple fuelling options.

MAN Diesel & Turbo said that the delivery of the LNG carrier orders mark a major milestone in its strategy of expanding its environmentally friendly dual-fuel engine technology in the marine sector.

The Velikiy Novgorod has been designed for sailing through sea ice and has an Arctic ice classification. The vessel has a total length of 300m and a load capacity of 170,200 m3 of gas.

It is the first in a series of ships to be built by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea and becomes the fifth LNG carrier in Gazprom’s fleet of long-term-charter tankers.

While working on the Sovcomflot project, MAN Diesel & Turbo utilised valuable experience it gained from working on its first 51/60DF reference project, the Castillo de Santisteban, delivered in 2010 to Spanish shipping line Elcano.

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