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Gas-locomotives for Shtockmann gas-field

13 July 2009

Alexander Ananenkov, vice-president of Gazprom, announced that the company is considering the possibility to place an order for the construction of two tankers (to transport liquefied natural gas from Shtockmann gas-field) at Severnaya Verf plant, a part of United Industrial Corporation (OPK). According to Ananenkov, Severnaya Verf plant is the only enterprise in Russia, with the ability to build such particular vessels.

Gas-locomotives for Shtockmann gas-field
Gas-locomotives for Shtockmann gas-field

“Gazprom will prepare contracts to start the construction the first vessels. The details for the tender on the construction of the two vessels will be drawn up during the IV quarter of 2009. . The tender will then be formal”, explained Ananenkov.

The Vice-president of board of directors of Gazprom underlined the necessity to renovate the plant’s facilities and to build this type of vessels. According to him, Gazprom is also interested in the construction of 200-300 thousand ton vessels.

The OPK press service declared that the company has already started the construction of a shipbuilding complex for large-capacity vessels (capacity of 300 thousand tons). “OPK shipyards are ready to execute the order of Gazprom in corpore”, OPK representative announced. Besides, Severnaya Verf plant has already an experienced in turnkey construction for foreign customers. Such particular vessels are needed for Russian shelf field development.

Ananenkov reminded the necessity to construct 10 platforms, as well as 80 vessels for servicing of the platforms, meant for the transportation of liquefied natural gas. According to him, the Baltiysky plant, also a part of OPK, also has great chance in securing an order.

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