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Business news, 10.11.2008 18:29

Russian shipyard starts building 2nd ice-class oil tanker

ice-class oil tanker Russia's Admiralty Shipyard has started construction of a second enhanced ice-class tanker designed to ship oil from an Arctic oil field, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

The St. Petersburg-based shipyard, Russia's oldest, is building two 70,000-deadweight enhanced ice-class tankers for Sovcomflot, Russia's largest shipping company. They are intended to ship oil from the Prirazlomnoye field, operated by Gazprom subsidiary Sevmorneftegaz.

The Kirill Lavrov follows the first tanker Mikhail Ulyanov, which was moved from a dry dock to a wet dock for the final stages of construction work on October 31.

Construction of the Mikhail Ulyanov started in 2007, and is to be completed in the summer of 2009.

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