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Norway LNG tanker to Northeast Passage. The Norwegian Knutsen tanker “Ribera del Duero” could be the first to deliver Norwegian Gas to Asia via the Northern Sea Route, reports say. Russian authorities are allowing the tanker to sail through the passage for the first time in the summer. Should a contracts be secured, the vessel will deliver the liquid gas from Hammerfest to Japan using the shorter route, which is about 4000 miles shorter than the Suez Canal route that is usually used. According to Synnøve Seglem at Knutsen OAS Shipping, “We currently have no contract with Statoil for delivery of gas from Snøhvit gas to Asia, but technically, such a delivery is now possible with this permit,” she told NRK, “The first shipment will be completed in June and shipments will end in October, depending on ice conditions in during the season.”

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Norway LNG tanker to Northeast Passage

Published on Monday, 9th January, 2012 at 08:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

The Norwegian Knutsen tanker “Ribera del Duero” could be the first to deliver Norwegian Gas to Asia via the Northern Sea Route, reports say.

Knutsen 'Ribera del Duero'
Knutsen 'Ribera del Duero'
Photo: Knutsen OAS Shipping AS


Russian authorities are allowing the tanker to sail through the passage for the first time in the summer. Should a contracts be secured, the vessel will deliver the liquid gas from Hammerfest to Japan using the shorter route, which is about 4000 miles shorter than the Suez Canal route that is usually used.

According to Synnøve Seglem at Knutsen OAS Shipping, “We currently have no contract with Statoil for delivery of gas from Snøhvit gas to Asia, but technically, such a delivery is now possible with this permit,” she told NRK, “The first shipment will be completed in June and shipments will end in October, depending on ice conditions in during the season.”

The company’s aim is to carry out three shipments per season. The Northern passage is only accessible for a few months each year due to the amount of ice.

27 ships sailed through the passage last year, an increase on the year before. It is expected that this number will increase again this year.

In 2010, Tschudi Shipping announced its carrier MV Nordic Barents was to use the route to ferry 41,000 tons of iron ore, the first China-bound non-Russian vessel to do so.




Published on Monday, 9th January, 2012 at 08:56 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: knutsenriberadelduero, northeastpassage.





  
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