Russia’s largest and only northwest passenger port, “Marine Façade”, also the country’s first modern cruise ship port, has signed an agreement with compatriot LNG Gorskaya LLC to provide Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure for cruise ships and ferries visiting the waters of St. Petersburg’s harbour. The agreement is said to be a first for Russia.
The document defines January 1, 2018 as the date by which Gorskaya will be ready to begin ship’s bunkering of LNG, and 2019 will be marked by the introduction of a specially constructed LNG bunker vessel for port services.
The document was signed by the CEO of Marine Façade, V. Kashirin and CEO of LNG Gorskaya LLC, K.Lyats.
LNG Gorskaya LLC will produce LNG on a non-self-propelled barge. The plant has ghe capacity to produce up to 1.968 billion m3 of natural gas per year, which corresponds to the production of 1.26 million tons of LNG.
The port complex includes seven berths with a total length of 2,171.06 meters, three cruise terminals and one combined cruise-ferry terminal. Marine Façade can receive cruise ships of up to 340 meters in length.
(Source: LNG Gorskaya LLC)