LNG-Gorskaya LLC has signed a contract with the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) on building Russia’s first three LNG bunkering tankers for the project of an LNG plant with annual capacity of 1.26 million tonnes of LNG at Gorskaya station near Saint-Petersburg. As LNG-Gorskaya told IAA PortNews, the Corporation is to build three tankers with the capacity of 7, 300 cbm each. The contract is valued at RUB 5.67 billion. The contract term is 22 months. The contract includes an option for six additional LNG bunker vessels.
A number of innovative solutions are to be introduced within the framework of this contract in Russia. The membrane technologies developed by GTT is among them. Application of this technology for bunkering tankers will pave way for the construction of giant LNG carriers under mega projects.
The project implies the construction of a floating LNG plant with annual capacity of 1.26 mln t of LNG, 9 bunkering tankers, pier, loading rack and gas pipeline, as well as the creation of several LNG terminals outside Russia: in Finland, Germany and Sweden.
Liquefied natural gas will be produced by a complex assembled on a non-self-propelled barge. The plant will be able to process 1.968 bln cbm of gas per year. LNG-Gorskaya LLC is going to put the complex into operation in December 2016 and to start selling LNG.
Earlier, BaltGazBunker LLC was going to implement the project on LNG production and bunkering at Gorskaya. Besides, Gazprom is set to build an LNG plant at Ust-Luga port.