Meyer Werft Delivers Third In Series Of Six Gas Carriers For USSR

Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the LPG/ ammonia carrier Skriveri to AKP "Sovcomflot" of Moscow.

This newbuilding is the third ship in a series of six gas carriers for the USSR. Upon completion of the series by the autumn of 1991, the yard will have built a total of 45 liquefied gas tankers. In terms of tank volume, this corresponds to 20 percent of the world fleet of gas tankers capable of carrying their cargo in both refrigerated and pressurized conditions.

Like the other ships of the series, the Skriveri is owned by "Sovcomflot" and will be operated on their behalf by Latvian Shipping Co., Riga.

The ship is capable of carrying the following products; propane, butane, propane-butane mixture, propylene, butylene, butadiene, ammonia, vinyl chloride and propylene oxide.

The 518-foot-long by 70-footwide Skriveri is propelled by one MAN B&W two-stroke main engine, type 6L50MCE. Electrical power is supplied by three MAN B&W generating sets with A. van Kaick generators.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 13,  Dec 1990

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