Posted June 11, 2020
China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding is wrapping up the construction of a liquefied natural gas carrier that will serve Novatek’s Yamal project in Russian Arctic.
The 174,000-cbm LNG Megrez is the fourth and final Yamal-dedicated vessel ordered by Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and China COSCO Shipping at the Chinese yard.
Hudong-Zhonghua said it recently completed the installation and commissioning of the vessels’ two WinGD dual-fuel engines.
The yard will now work on the ships cargo systems prior to its sea trials.
LNG Megrez has an overall length of 290 meters and features a GTT No96 membrane cargo containment system.
The third vessel, LNG Phecda, started sea trials at the end of April.