Samson is to supply high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE) Dyneema SK78 fibre mooring lines to Eduard Toll, the Teekay LNG-owned and operated ice-class LNG carrier that will deliver cargoes from the Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic.
The 172,000m³ newbuilding will be fitted with 12-strand construction Samson AmSteel-Blue 42mm diameter lines that are 275m long and fitted with durable Samson DC Moor-GardTM chafe protection. Samson says AmSteel-Blue is designed to suit operations in the extreme low temperatures associated with the 16.5 million tonne a year Yamal LNG project.
Samson will provide additional services to Teekay LNG as part of its Samson Advantage package. The service agreement covers correct line installation, crew training, and maintenance support throughout the mooring lines’ operating life.
Eduard Toll, formerly Daewoo Shipping & Marine Engineering (DSME) Hull 2423 is built to Arc 7 ice-class capability and features the GTT No 96 containment system and dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion. It is the second of 15 172,000m³, Arc 7 ice-class LNG carriers built to deliver cargoes from Russia’s frozen north – and one of six that Teekay LNG has ordered in partnership with China LNG Shipping (CLNG).
Eduard Toll is under construction at DSME’s Okpo shipyard. It is due for delivery this year, to enter service next year. Teekay LNG and CLNG say the six vessels have a fully built-up cost of some US$2.1 billion.