Sovcomflot Orders Large-Capacity Tankers from Zvezda

first_imgRussian shipping major Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has signed a set of agreements with Rosneft, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and VEB Group, placing orders with Zvezda for a series of two next generation large-capacity Aframax tankers.One of the largest leasing companies in Russia, VEB-Leasing, will finance the construction of the tankers, while a subsequent 20-year time-charter for them has been agreed with compatriot petroleum company Rosneft.The vessels will feature 114,000 dwt and a 1A/1B ice class, which makes them able to operate all year round in areas with difficult ice conditions, including sub-Arctic seas and Russian ports of the Baltic region.“The technical specification of the tankers reflects the regulatory limits on sulphur, nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions, which will come into effect for the Baltic and North Seas in 2020,” Sovcomflot said.These next generation tankers are designed to operate on LNG fuel, providing for a low level of human impact on the environment as they reduce emissions of harmful substances.“We welcome the plans of the Russian shipbuilders, from Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, to create modern large-capacity vessels using natural gas-based bunkers (LNG) as their primary fuel. I’m sure that it is with such vessels that the future of merchant shipping lies,” Sergey Frank, President and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot, said.last_img read more

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Tipp expect some new faces in squad to face Kilkenny

first_imgTipp manager Michael Ryan has used 29 players across the three National Hurling League games played so far this season.It’s expected that number will increase during Sunday’s fourth round game against Kilkenny – with 4 Tipp players set to miss out on the action due to Saturday’s Fizgibbon Cup final.With no little to no recovery time between games in both the League and Championship this year, a big panel is required. Photo © Tipp FM One of those set to miss Sunday’s game is Jason Forde – he says it’s great to see new players slotting in to the squad…Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sundays game comes in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh.And the Tipperary senior hurling team to play Kilkenny this weekend will be announced after the 9 o’clock news this evening live on Tipp FM.last_img read more

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