Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has successfully delivered Russia’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel, the 5,900-cubic-meter Dmitry Mendeleev, to Shturman Koshelev LLC.
The 100 meter long x 19 meters beam ship is Keppel O&M’s fourth LNG bunkering vessel and was built at its Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China to Keppel’s proprietary MTD 5800V LNG design.
The dual class bunkering vessel is the twelfth ice-class vessel delivered by Keppel O&M and was developed by its ship design and development arm, Keppel Marine & Deepwater Technology (KMDTech). The vessel is compliant to the Arc 4 and Ice Class 1A notations from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and Bureau Veritas respectively, and its hull is optimized for independent ice navigation in medium first year summer ice of up to 90cm thickness.
It is equipped with an integrated digital system which allows it to be managed by just one person from the navigation bridge.
Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director (New Builds), Keppel O&M, said, “This vessel delivery is testament to Keppel O&M’s in-depth engineering and design capabilities. LNG is an important part of the clean energy transition and increasingly adopted as a marine fuel. By combining our expertise in LNG and in building ice-class vessels, we are able to provide reliable and more sustainable solutions for the Arctic region.”