Designed and built by Keppel O&M, the 5,800 m3 ice-class LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) Dmitry Mendeleev was delivered to Shturman Koshelev with a perfect safety record.
The LBV is the 4th newbuild LBV by Keppel O&M and was built at its Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China to Keppel’s proprietary MTD 5800V LNG design.
Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director (New Builds), Keppel O&M, said:
- This vessel delivery is testament to Keppel O&M’s in-depth engineering and design capabilities
- LNG is an important part of the clean energy transition and increasingly adopted as a marine fuel
- By combining our expertise in LNG and in building ice-class vessels, we are able to provide reliable and more sustainable solutions for the Arctic region
The vessel is compliant to the Arc 4 and Ice Class 1A notations from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and Bureau Veritas respectively, and its hull is optimised for independent ice navigation in medium 1st year summer ice of up to 90 cm thickness.
Measuring 100 m in length and 19 m in width, the vessel is also equipped with an integrated digital system which allows it to be managed by just one person from the navigation bridge.
Keppel O&M has developed a suite of solutions in both the demand and supply of LNG as fuel.
It has delivered South East Asia’s 1st LBV, Singapore’s 1st LBV, and is currently building dual-fuel vessels such as containerships and dredgers.
Keppel O&M is also promoting LNG as a marine fuel through FueLNG, its joint venture with Shell Eastern Petroleum, which provides safe truck and vessel LNG bunkering solutions in Singapore.
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