If Russia's LNG projects, now being planned, get to realized, at least 40 LNG carriers are needed to transport from Russia.
There are Yamal, Shtokman, Sakhalin 2, Vladivostok and other projects.
Yamal LNG, led by Novatek of Russia, has already started talks with yards regarding LNG carrier procurement. It plans 16 177,550-cbm LNG carriers, at most.
Although Gazprom's Shtokman LNG project is getting late, it is expected to proceed negotiation with yards in this Summer.
Also, Vladivostok is scheduled for operation in 2017. In case of Sakhalin 2 project, there is an expansion plan to install liquefaction facility with LNG production of 9.6 million tons per annum and start exportation in 2016.
Published : April 3, 2012