On 15 January 2021, Sovcomflot took supply of SCF Timmerman, a brand new 174,000-cbm LNG service. The similar day, the vessel embarked upon her maiden business voyage. The service is operated underneath a long-term time constitution settlement with Shell, which is able to present SCF with an extra USD 165 million of contract backlog.
The naming ceremony for the vessel was held on 12 January 2021. The service was named after Frans Timmerman, a 17th-century Dutch service provider who served as a shipbuilding mentor to the Russian emperor Peter the Great and performed an vital position in creating the Russian seaborne fleet. The naming ceremony was attended by: Igor Tonkovidov, President and Chief Executive Officer of PAO Sovcomflot; Cederic Cremers, Country Chair Shell Russia; representatives from the vessel’s builders, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, and financiers, ING Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, and Crédit Agricole.
“SCF Group and Shell take pleasure in a long-standing, mutually helpful partnership. Shell is amongst the most important charterers of SCF’s vessels. All initiatives realised by the 2 firms, during the last 5 years, are distinguished by excessive ranges of environmental security and the adoption of energy-saving delivery applied sciences. By including one other vessel to our fuel fleet and increasing our cooperation with Shell, we contribute to attaining our strategic targets of solidifying our place in LNG delivery and rising our portfolio of long-term, fastened earnings contracts, which offer SCF with secure money flows, proof against freight market fluctuations.”
SCF Timmerman is the third vessel in a sequence of 174,000-cbm new-generation Atlanticmax LNG carriers ordered by SCF Group in 2018. The lead vessel of the sequence, SCF La Perouse, was delivered to SCF in February 2020 and is time chartered to Total. The second vessel within the sequence, SCF Barents, was delivered to SCF in September 2020 and can be time chartered to Shell.
Vessels on this sequence incorporate the newest applied sciences when it comes to security, environmental safety, and vitality effectivity, with their gasoline consumption considerably decreased in comparison with the previous era of vessels. Each LNG service is supplied with a sophisticated Mark III Flex cargo containment system, slow-speed dual-fuel X-DF engine, and a system that reduces nitrogen oxide emissions whereas the vessel sails in liquid gasoline mode. In addition, all vessels of the sequence are among the many first globally to characteristic a boil-off fuel partial re-liquefaction system, which considerably reduces cargo losses whereas on lengthy voyages or awaiting cargo operations.
Sovcomflot is without doubt one of the world’s main vitality delivery firms, specialising within the transportation of crude oil, petroleum merchandise, and liquefied fuel, in addition to the servicing of offshore oil and fuel manufacturing. With the addition of SCF Timmerman, the Group’s fleet includes 146 vessels with a complete deadweight of over 12.7 million tonnes, together with vessels owned by joint ventures. More than 80 vessels have an ice class.
SCF is concerned in servicing giant oil and fuel initiatives in Russia and all over the world: Sakhalin-1; Sakhalin-2; Varandey; Prirazlomnoye; Novy Port; Yamal LNG, and Tangguh (Indonesia). The Group is headquartered in St. Petersburg, with places of work in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.
(Source and picture: Sovcomflot)
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