GM&T bunkers its LNG vessel in Russia for the first time
Media Relations Service Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd.
Gazprom Marketing & Trading’s (GM&T) newly delivered LNG carrier “Pskov” has received bunkers (Heavy Fuel Oil and Marine Gas Oil) at the port of Nakhodka in the Primorskiy Region of Russia.
This marks the first time a GM&T time-chartered LNG vessel bunkered in a Russian port. Bunkers were provided by another Gazprom subsidiary – GazpromNeft Marine Bunker.
Upon completion of the bunkering operation, “Pskov” proceeded to the port of Prigorodnoye where the LNG terminal of the Gazprom-majority owned “Sakhalin-2” project is located. After completing the gassing up and cooling down of her cargo tanks and loading LNG, the vessel will deliver her maiden cargo to a GM&T customer in Asia.
Nikolai Grigoriev, Managing Director of Shipping, GM&T, said, “The port of Nakhodka is an increasingly important international bunkering hub which provides cost savings and voyage optimisation opportunities for companies operating in Asia. Bunkering our time-chartered LNG/c ‘Pskov’ at Nakhodka is a milestone for the GM&T group, as it signifies our expanding shipping capability and flexibility which is particularly relevant for our future projects in the region such as Vladivostok LNG.”
LNG/c “Pskov” is a state-of-the-art LNG carrier featuring membrane tanks with cargo capacity of 170,200 cubic meters, Ice2 ice class and winterisation capability and is powered by a tri-fuel diesel-electric propulsion system. She is on a long-term charter to GM&T from Sovcomflot and is the fifth in GM&T’s fleet of Ice class vessels.
Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited (GM&T) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OAO Gazprom (“Gazprom”), the world’s largest gas company by asset base, accounting for 18 per cent of the world’s total natural gas reserves and for about 70 per cent of natural gas reserves in Russia. GM&T was established in 1999 to manage Gazprom's marketing and trading activities in the liberalised markets of Europe.
GM&T is headquartered in London, with offices in Singapore, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK and offers a unique suite of products from gas and electricity marketing, trading and supply, to LNG, LPG, oil, carbon and FX deals. The Shipping team provides safe, reliable and economical shipping and cargo management solutions. There is also a retail business trading as Gazprom Energy.