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Schottel Thrusters for Russia-bound Ice-Breaking W2W Vessel

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Dutch shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander has ordered Schottel thrusters for what has been described as the world's first shallow-draught ice-breaking walk-to-work vessel, targeted for operation at the Russian Far East.Under the order from a joint venture between the Russian companies Mercury Sakhalin and Pola,

World's Top Ship Insurers Won't Cover Ships Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A vessel connecting pipe sections above water at the Nord Stream 2 project last year - Credit: Nord Stream 2.

The world's largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions.Associations belonging to the International Group of P&I Clubs, including the Shipowners' Club and the London P&I Club,

World's Largest Nuclear Icebreaker Embarks on Arctic Voyage

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A nuclear-powered ice breaker Russia says is the world’s largest and most powerful set off on Tuesday on a two-week journey to the Arctic as part of Moscow’s efforts to tap the region’s commercial potential.Known as Arktika, the nuclear icebreaker left St. Petersburg and headed for the Arctic port of Murmansk,

SCHOTTEL to Open Service Center in Russia

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German propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL's management board approved the acquisition of a 3,000-square-meter plot of land in Saint Petersburg, Russia, paving way for the construction of a new service center to strengthen OOO SCHOTTEL’s market position in the region.The company said it expects

Sovcomflot Targets at Least $500 Million in Moscow IPO

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Sovcomflot plans to raise at least $500 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Moscow Exchange, Russia’s top shipping company said on Tuesday, in a deal that could value it at roughly $10 billion according to sources.The move by the state-controlled firm comes as Russian airline Aeroflot

Sovcomflot Takes Delivery of New LNG Carrier

SCF Barents -  Credit: Sovcomflot

Sovcomflot, a Russian oil and gas shipping company,  has taken delivery of SCF Barents, a new 174,000-cbm LNG carrier.The vessel was delivered Monday and has already started its maiden voyage under a long-term time charter agreement with Shell.According to Sovcomflot, the LNG carrier was named after Willem Barents,

Arctic LNG 2 Partners Charter 14 LNG Carriers

For Illustration; SCF's Cristophe de Margerie LNG Carrier

Russian gas giant Novatek has informed that its Arctic LNG 2 joint venture has entered into long-term charter agreements for 14 Arc7 ice-class LNG tankers.The Arctic LNG 2 partners have signed the charter agreements will SMART LNG, a joint venture established in September 2019 between NOVATEK and PAO Sovcomflot.

Sovcomflot's 1H Profit Jumps 149%

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Russian energy shipping company Sovcomflot reported a net profit for the first half of 2020 of $226,4 million, a 148.8 percent increase to last year's first-half income of $91 million.  The first half 2020 revenue was $951,3 million, up from $794,1 million in the first half of 2019.Igor Tonkovidov,

Novatek Ships First LNG Cargo to Japan via Northern Sea Route

Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier Vladimir Rusanov - Credit: D. Lobusov - MarineTraffic

Russian oil and gas company Novatek has said it has shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) from its Yamal LNG project to Japan transported eastbound via the Northern Sea Route.The LNG cargo was delivered by the 299 meters long ice-breaking LNG tanker “Vladimir Rusanov”

Gazprom Neft Sells Its First Arctic Oil Cargo to China

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Russia's Gazprom Neft has sold its first ever Arctic oil cargo to China to ChemChina, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.This week, Gazprom Neft said it had sent 144,000 tonnes of light Novy Port oil grade to the Chinese port of Yantai on the Bohai Sea from Russia's north-western city of Murmansk,

Nord Stream 2 Allowed to Use Anchored Pipelayers in Denmark

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Nord Stream 2 AG, Russia's Gazprom-led company building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, has been granted permission from the Danish authorities to use pipelaying vessels with anchors instead of the dynamic-positioning ones.The Danish Energy Agency has at the request of Nord Stream

Ampelmann's Gangway for New Ice-Breaking W2W Vessel

Image 3 – The N-type system operating in the extreme-cold winter conditions off the coast of Sakhalin, Russia - Source: Ampelmann

Dutch offshore crew transfer specialist Ampelmann will deliver an ice-strengthened gangway for the recently ordered, Russia-bound, shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel.As previously reported, Dutch shipbuilder Niestern Sander, with compatriot vessel-owner Wagenborg Offshore, signed a

Russian JV Orders Walk-to-work Icebreaker

(Image: Royal Niestern Sander)

After a tender procedure, Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander and a joint-venture between Russia's Mercury Sakhalin and Pola have signed an agreement for the construction of the world’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel. After delivery in December 2021, Mercury Sakhalin will operate this vessel on the East Coast of Sakhalin,

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

Image Credit: Mammoet/Novatek

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet has said it has won its largest-ever contract at the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.Mammoet said Monday the contract was awarded by Technip-led joint venture NovArctic in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas. Under the contract, Mammoet will be responsible for unloading,

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