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Russian Sovcomflot set to provide 2 LNG carriers to French TotalEnergies under long-term charters

The new carriers will have capacities of 174,000 m³

Russian Sovcomflot set to provide 2 LNG carriers to French TotalEnergies under long-term charters

Moscow, July 9 - Neftegaz.RU. Russian shipowner Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has firmed up long-term charter deal options on 2 LNG carrier newbuildings with its existing shipping partner TotalEnergies.

The vessels will be chartered for up to 7 years, serving a role in TotalEnergies' global LNG trade portfolio.
The French major exercised the option under a contract reached with SCF earlier this year for a sister vessel due for delivery in the 3rd quarter of 2023.

The gas carriers are equipped with twin slow-speed X-DF engines, a hull-air lubrication system, and 2 shaft generators with electronic frequency converters.
These solutions are expected to result in significant fuel savings and together with a re-liquefaction system minimising GCU usage, reduce vessels’ emissions.

Igor Tonkovidov, CEO of Sovcomflot, noted:
  • Further growth of fixed income portfolio from vessels operations blue chip charterers lies at the very heart of SCF’s business model and remains consistent with the Group strategy as it continues to rebalance its fleet towards industrial business
  • These new LNG carriers will meet the current and expected international and regional environmental legislation as well as Charterer's requirements for energy efficiency, operational and navigational safety
  • We are grateful to TotalEnergies for our growing cooperation, which is based on the quality and reliability delivered by SCF as a global maritime service provider
Sovcomflot’s fleet comprises 142 vessels with a total deadweight of 12.5 million tonnes.
The company currently has 16 gas carriers in operation, with further 21 vessels under construction.

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