Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, Novatek, has deployed specific ice-class tankers to ship the chilled fuel from its Yamal LNG project via the Northern Sea Route.
One of the vessels that made the first Northern Sea Route transit, carrying a Yamal LNG cargo to Asian-Pacific markets in July.
Eduard Toll entered the open water in the Chukchi Sea and heading towards the Chinese port of Jiangsu Rudong.
Eduard Toll is the fourth of 15 Arc7 LNG carriers built for the Yamal LNG project and Teekay’s first of six LNG carrier newbuildings contracted to service the project.
LNG shipping giant Teekay released a video of the 172,000-cbm Eduard Toll moving through the ice on the Northern Sea Route en route to China.
The video shows the vessel moving through all types of ice, from brash ice, first-year ice, multi-year ice, ice ridging, to Bergy bits.
LNG World News Staff