Novatek-Western Arctic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia’s major LNG producer Novatek, completed Russia’s first ship-to-ship LNG transshipment in the Kildin Strait of the Barents Sea. The Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker “Nikolay Yevgenov” successfully reloaded an LNG cargo delivered from the Yamal LNG facility at Sabetta to the conventional tanker “Yamal Spirit”.
The ship-to-ship transfer was conducted at the temporary LNG Offshore Transshipment Complex in the sea port of Murmansk. The LNG Transshipment Complex will ensure uninterrupted year-round LNG transshipment from the ice-class tankers carrying LNG produced in the Russian Arctic to conventional LNG tankers.
The transshipment operations were conducted in compliance with all applicable Russian environmental requirements, and included representatives from Novatek-Western Arctic, the Russian and foreign shipowners, auxiliary fleet operators and the LNG transshipment operators, Novatek noted. The safety of navigation was ensured by the seaport of Murmansk and Rosmorport.