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“Sovcomflot’s development strategy envisages further expansion of its industrial business segment, which is a guarantee of steady income from fleet operations. The newly built gas carriers will meet all the current environmental requirements and will be compliant with the most stringent IMO rules and will contribute to further development of the Russian LNG export to the global markets.
The contracts signed are an important step in the development of our cooperation with NYK – a long-term partner of Sovcomflot. Together we are already implementing two LNG transportation projects – Sakhalin 2 and Tangguh.”
More than 40 ships of Sovcomflot to use LNG as the main fuel in 2025
On another side, Sovcomflot is building up the share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the total volume of fuel consumed by the company’s fleet, Sergey Popravko, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Sovcomflot, as saying at the Capital Markets Day held by SCF Group in Moscow.
While 16% of the company’s ships were powered by LNG by the end of 2020, more than 40 ships will use LNG as the main fuel by 2025, said the speaker.
Apart from the transition to LNG, Sovcomflot is applying other technological solutions to mitigate the environmental footprint. Methods reducing the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater let save 5-10% of fuel. Optimization of bow/hull shape – from 2% to 20%. Speed optimization along the route – from 2% to 50%