The new shuttle tanker “Mikhail Ulyanov” is on its way to Murmansk and is ready to start transporting oil from the Prirazlomnoye oil field. Russia’s largest shipping company Sovkomflot has received the first of two ice strengthened tankers from the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. “Mikhail Ulyanov” is now on its way to Murmansk, web site B-port.com writes.
The tanker will be put in service as shuttle tanker between the Prirazlomnoye oil field and the floating oil terminal “Belokamenka” in the Kola bay. The second tanker in the series, “Kirill Lavrov”, was put on water in December 2009. Last year Sovkomflot received the last in a series of three similar ice-class tankers, designed to transport oil from the Arctic oil field Varandey to Belokamenka, as BarentsObserver reported.