The Sevmorput, nuclear-powered LASH carrier / container carrier of FSUE Atomflot has arrived at today, 6 March 2019, to the port of Arkhangelsk to be loaded with a general cargo of different types owned by Arctic LNG 2, LLC. According to Atomflot, the transition from Murmansk to Arkhangelsk took the Sevmorput no more than two days. 

Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput will deliver cargo for Arctic LNG 2

At the port of Arkhangelsk, the ship will be loaded with pallets, containers and equipment. Upon completion of the loading works, nuclear-powered container carrier will proceed to the Utrenneye field on the Gydan peninsula in the Gulf of Ob. 

The Sevmorput crew will ensure cargo delivery and unloading onto the shore ice. The batch of cargo will consist of about 17,000 freight units for construction of Arctic LNG 2. This amount of cargo could be carried by three voyages if carried ships of the Pavlin Vinogradov type (gross tonnage – 6,395 tonnes).   

The ship is to leave the port of Arkhangelsk for the Gydan peninsula in the middle of March. One more voyage to the Utrenneye field is scheduled for April.

The nuclear-powered icebreaking combo LASH carrier / container ship Sevmorput (named after the Northern Sea Route) was built at Kerch, USSR based Zaliv Shipyard. The Sevmorput was laid down on November 2, 1984, launched on February 20, 1986 and put into operation on December 31, 1988.

Key characteristics of nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput:

  • nuclear power unit of 29 MW (40,000 h.p.)
  • LOA – 260.23 m
  • BOA – 32.20 m
  • displacement to the summer load line (SLL)– 61,880 tonnes
  • deadweight with SLL draft – 33,980 tonnes
  • able to carry 1,320 ISO 20 containers, 428 ISO 40 containers.