Yamal LNG recently called a tender for the construction and operation of ARC7 ice-class LNG carriers.
The bidders include seven shipbuilders and 13 shipping companies.
Korea’s big4 shipbuilders, Japanese two yards and Russia's USC are understood to be participating.
Yamal LNG will post Pre-Solicitation Notice and the tender details will be announced by the end of 2012.
The project in the Russian Arctic is seeking up to 16 world’s first ice-breaking LNG carriers.
Aker Arctic has been developing the concept design of around 170,000 cbm for the vessels.
Published : September 27, 2012
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