- 09. Juni 2017
- Shipping News
Port Bronka hosted the naming ceremony for the Christophe de Margerie tankerVladimir Putin attended the naming ceremony for the Arctic LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie, the lead vessel in a series of 15 tankers. The event was held at deepwater port Bronka (Big Port St. Petersburg) on 3 June 2017.
The ceremony was also attended by Chairperson of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matvienko; Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov; Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin; Chairman of the Management Board of PAO Novatek Leonid Mikhelson; President of Total Patrick Pouyanne; management of PAO Sovcomflot and port Bronka; family members of Christophe de Margerie, etc.
The vessel is named in the honor of Christophe de Margerie, a French entrepreneur and former Total CEO, who tragically died in 2014.
The Arctic LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie, a flagship in a line of 15 similar vessels has been designed for year-round transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as part of the Yamal LNG project. The vessel's deadweight is 80,200 t, length - 299 m, width - 50 m, height - 26.5 m, maximum draft - 11.8 m, speed - 19,5 knots, capacity - 172,600 cbm. The tanker can be operated at temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees C being able to break through ice of up to 2.1 m thick.
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