December 5th, 2019

Arctic LNG carrier «Yakov Gakkel» arrives in Sabetta, marks completion of Novatek’s Yamal fleet

The «Yakov Gakkel» in late November sailed into the Kara Sea  with course for the Sabetta LNG terminal in Yamal. About two weeks  earlier the ship had left the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering  (DSME) yard in South Korea.

On 2nd December the ship was drifting in the waters of the Ob Bay, awaiting its first entry to Sabetta, information from the Northern Sea Route Administration shows.

With the entry into service of the «Yakov Gakkel», the  building of the Yamal LNG tanker fleet comes to completion. A total of  15 carriers are now shuttling to the remote Arctic terminal.

Like its 14 sister ships, the 299 meter long, 97,000 tons deadweight  vessel can carry up to 172,600 cubic meters of liquified natural gas. It  has ice class Arc7 which means that it can autonomously break through  about two meter thick ice.

The ships are designed by Aker Arctic, the Finnish company. The «Yakok Gakkel» is owned and operated by Teekay.

The sailing of the carrier to Sabetta comes as Novatek reaches a new  high in its Yamal production. According to the company, the remote Yamal  natural gas plant in the course of the first 11 months of the year  produced a total of 16,5 million tons.

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