Two LNG Carriers Now In Layup To Be Reactivated

Only a very few LNG carriers remain in layup and of these, two are soon to be reactivated.

Specifications for the reactivation operation of the two 122,250-cubicmeter LNG carriers LNG Lagos (ex- Gastor), and LNG Port Harcourt (ex-Nestor), which have both been laid up in Loch Striven, Scotland, for the past 14 years, have been issued to a number of the major ship repair yards. The vessels are expected to leave Loch Striven before the Easter period.

Nigeria's Bonny Gas Transport, a subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Ltd., is to use the two ships for the export of liquefied natural gas from Nigeria to the U.S.

Shell won the contract for technical operation of the two vessels, which includes the reactivation drydocking.

The two steam-powered ships were built by Chantiers de I'Atlantique, St. Nazaire (Nestor) and Chantiers de France, Dunkerque (Gastor) during 1976- 77.

Reactivation operations for these two vessels, which are both of the membrane-type containment system, are likely to take up to 45 days/ ship.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 80,  Mar 1992 New Jersey

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