Aker Arctic has been involved in the development of the “Yamalmax” icebreaking LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project since the beginning. The vessels are based on the Double Acting Ship (DAS™) concept and capable of operating independently without icebreaker escort along the Northern Sea Route. The hull form has been extensively tested in the company’s ice model test laboratory in Helsinki, Finland.

15 vessels will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (South Korea):

Christophe de Margerie (2016)
Boris Vilkitsky (2017)
Fedor Litke (2017)
Eduard Toll (2017)
Vladimir Rusanov (2018)
Rudolf Samoylovich (2018)
Vladimir Vize (2018)
Georgiy Brusilov (2018)
Boris Davydov (2018)
Nikolay Zubov (2018)
Nikolay Yevgenov (2019)
Vladimir Voronin (2019)
Georgiy Ushakov (2019)
Yakov Gakkel (2019)
(unnamed) (2019)

The development of the Arctic LNG carriers has been covered in Arctic Passion News 2/2017 as well as in several past issues.

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Vessel info
Type of vessel: ARCTIC LNG CARRIER, Capacity: 172.600 m³
Type of work done: Outline design, Ice Model Tests
Year: 2014
Customer: DSME
Builder: DSME
Owner: Sovcomflot, Mitsui OSK Lines, Teekay Shipping, Dynagas
Main dimensions
Length: 299 m
Breadth: 50 m
Draught: 11.7 m
Propulsion: 3 x 15 MW
Icebreaking capacity: 2.1 m level ice (astern)
Ice class: Arc 7

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