STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co.Ltd. has launched the second ice class LNG carrier ordered by Sovcomflot OJSC under a long-term agreement with Shell, said Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) in its press release.
The first vessel, SCF MELAMPUS, is to be delivered in late 2014, the second one, named SCF MITRE, in early 2015.
State-of-the-art gas carriers of Atlanticmax type are fitted with the equipment needed for operation in low temperatures that will provide for round-the-year transportation of gas from all existing LNG terminals to the global market.
World Maritime News Staff, February 11, 2014; Image: SCF