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Shturman Albanov reaches the finals of the Marine Propulsion Awards

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Shturman Albanov, Sovcomflot's unique Arctic shuttle tanker, is amongst three innovative vessels shortlisted for ‘Ship of the Year’ at the international 2017 Marine Propulsion Awards. Shturman Albanov has been shortlisted for the award by an independent panel of judges which includes representatives from the scientific community, business, the news media and marine classification societies. 

According to the competition’s conditions, award winners will be chosen based on the results of on-line voting, which will continue until 13 March 2017. Anyone can vote through this link



Shturman Albanov is the lead ship in a series of Arctic shuttle tankers ordered by Sovcomflot Group, under a long-term charter contract with Gazprom Neft. They are designed to carry crude oil from the Yamal Peninsula (YNAD) to the port of Murmansk all year-round. Each tanker has deadweight of approximately 42,000 tonnes (Shturman Albanov: 41,454.5 tonnes). The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) assigned the vessels an ice class Arc7. Shturman Albanov is registered under the Russian flag and has Saint Petersburg as her home port.

The design of the new vessel takes into account the specific features of the waters in the Gulf of Ob, where some areas are relatively shallow – about 10 metres deep – and which is covered with ice from October to July. Shturman Albanov is capable of operating in the Arctic all year-round at temperatures down to –45°С. Her propulsion system consists of two Azipod thrusters with a total capacity of 22 MW, which provides a high ice-breaking capability and good manoeuvrability in sailing through ice drifts and heavy ice fields.

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PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as servicing offshore upstream oil and gas installations and equipment. The Group’s fleet comprises 146 vessels with a total deadweight of over 13 million tonnes. The company is registered in St. Petersburg with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai. 

The Group offers a wide range of vessels in the market segments most demanded by major Russian oil and gas companies. With its own technical development and unique approach to advanced technologies, Sovcomflot can meet the most demanding customer requirements, providing effective transportation for oil & gas companies.