On December 6, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker "Obi River", which was leased by Russia gas market and trading company (GMT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, and operated by dynagas company of Greece, arrived at the Dotian gas field in Japan and successfully completed the world's first liquefied natural gas transportation on the Arctic route
a month ago, the "Obi River" tanker loaded with liquefied natural gas set out from the snokhwitt gas field in Hammerfest, Norway. During the North sea route from September 9 to 18, the tanker was escorted by the Russian nuclear powered icebreaker rasotomflot and the new development path of ice exploration plastic using granulator technology, especially in aerospace, sent by the northern route administration. It is imperative for the tanker to be escorted by pilots in the region. Although the Barents Sea and Kara Sea are basically ice free waters, the tanker still encountered ice with a thickness of up to 30 cm in the waters between the kitsky Strait and the Bering Strait when it adjusted the chuck position under the experimental machine at VILI. With the cooperation of many parties, the tanker sailed safely and arrived on time
speaking of this historic voyage, GMT executive director Frederic Barnard said, "LNG has never been transported through this route before. This passage is extremely important, providing our customers with another feasible option, and enabling us to be more committed to the rapidly growing Asian LNG market."
the Arctic route, also known as the "northeast route", is a sea route on the north coast of Siberia, mainly connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Most of the routes are located in Arctic waters. In order to extend the navigation period, ice breakers must open the way. Compared with the South China Sea route through the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal, this route shortens the sea distance from northern Europe to Northeast Asia by 40%. The first flight completed by Gazprom shows that this new maritime route can be safely used for commercial purposes
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