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Samsung Heavy to Design Arctic LNG Carriers for Zvezda

September 4, 2019


SHI has been selected as a technological partner that would assist Zvezda in building the vessels.

Under the deal signed in Vladivostok on September 4, SHI would design ships that use LNG as a primary fuel. The LNG carriers will feature 45 MW of power capacity, comparable to that of a nuclear icebreaker, and safely carry LNG while breaking ice up to 2.1 meters thick in minus 52 degrees Celsius, according to SHI.

As World Maritime News reported earlier this week, the fifteen ice-class LNG carriers would cost USD 4.49 billion.

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