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Russia’s first LNG powered passenger ship to be built in Tatarstan

Christian Fernsby |
A Gazprom delegation headed by Vyacheslav Mikhalenko, Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department, took part in the keel laying ceremony for Chaika LNG, the first passenger ship in Russia to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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The event was held at the shipyard of Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky in Zelenodolsk, Republic of Tatarstan.

The ceremony was also attended by Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Yury Kostin, Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Andrey Dmitriev, Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, Ivan Egorov, Director General of Ak Bars Holding Company, and Alexander Karpov, Director General of Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky.

The Chaika LNG leisure and sightseeing boat (motor ship) is intended for passenger voyages, including via tourist routes.

The vessel, which can accommodate at least 170 people, is expected to be launched as early as this year.

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