| Zvezda shipbuilding complex & Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (The Republic of Korea) in the framework of V Eastern Economic Forum signed the contract for design of gas carriers for Arctic LNG -2 project.
According to signed document Samsung Heavy Industries will become technology partner of the project & will transfer technical specification and rights to design documentation of project vessels to Zvezda shipbuilding complex. Also, Korean company will assist in development of working design documentation JSC “CDB “Lazurit”.Built arctic gas carriers by Zvezda shipbuilding complex will meet all the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation that allows to recognize ships as Russian.
In 2018, PJSC “Novatek” confirmed the reservation of industrial capacity for the whole series of gas carrier ships of Zvezda shipbuilding complex for Arctic LNG -2 project. In April 2019, Zvezda shipbuilding complex and PJSC Sovcomflot concluded a construction contract for the pilot gas carrier for Arctic LNG -2 project.The construction such vessels will be realized at Russian slipway for the first time ever. It should be noted such vessels weren’t produced in the USSR, they were ordered abroad for many years.
Vessel construction allows to overcome by itself the thickness of ice up to 2,1m. Powerplant output of gas carrier is 45MWth that is comparable power of the atomic ice breaker.These arctic gas carriers are characterized increased environmental safety, in particular they use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as main fuel.
Zvezda Shipbuilding complex is being created basing on Zvezda Far Eastern Plant by a consortium headed by PJSC “NK “Rosneft”. Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex will construct large-range vessels, elements of offshore platforms, ice-class vessels, special vessels and other types of offshore facilities.
Rosneft entered into an exclusive agreement with the Zvezda shipyard to place all its orders for the construction of new marine equipment and vessels, as well as concluded contracts for the design, construction and supply of 28 vessels.
Samsung Heavy Industries has extensive experience and high qualification in the design and construction of gas carriers and Arctic tankers. It makes "big three" Korean shipbuilders.