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Financial Information Service (Novosibirsk Russia): Japan Starts Building Gas Tanker for Sakhalin-2

17.04.06  Japan Starts Building Gas Tanker for Sakhalin-2

   VLADIVOSTOK, April 17. /FIS/. The ceremony dedicated to the startup of the construction of the first gas tanker by joint order of Sovkomflot and Japan's vessel owner NYK was held in Nagasaki. The ice-class tanker of the deadweight of 71.2 thousand tons will be named 'Grand Elena.'

The ship is intended for the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the oil and gas terminal currently constructed in Aniva Bay (southern extremity of Sakhalin) under Sakhalin-2 project. Startup of Russian LNG transportation is to begin in 2008.

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