DSME names four Arc7s
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has held a naming ceremony for four Arc7s at its Okpo Shipyard. On 28th March, DSME christened the new 172,600 cu m LNGCs ‘Nikolay Yevgenov’, ‘Vladimir Voronin’, ‘Georgiy Ushakov’ and ‘Yakov Gakkel’, named after Russian Arctic explorers and scholars. The Arc7s are scheduled to be delivered in October and November, 2019, and January and February, 2020, respectively. They were ordered by Teekay LNG Partners as part of a $4.8 bill contract for 15 icebreaking LNGCs for the Yamal LNG project. Each ship is valued at $320 mill. Thus far, DSME has delivered 10, with five remaining under construction at Okpo.
NYK to conduct IGF code training
A training programme for seafarers responsible for LNG and other low-flashpoint fuels on board NYK Group-operated ships has been accredited by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK). This makes NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain an international institution’s certification in the field of IGF Code training, the company claimed.
Polish LNG terminal extension gets green light
The European Commission has approved plans to increase the regasification capacity, and the development of additional services, at the Świnoujście LNG receiving terminal. The plans would see the terminal capacity increase from 5 to 7.5 bill cu m per year. As a result, Polish LNG will receive €128 million from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund, under the 2014-20 Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme.