Gaz de France launches large LNG vessel

Doris Leblond
OGJ Correspondent

PARIS, Nov. 16 -- Gaz de France has launched the 154,500-cu-m Provalys LNG carrier, one of the world's largest, at Montoir-de-Bretagne.

The 190 m by 43.5 m vessel is equipped to load LNG in arctic conditions.

Gaz de France is both owner and charterer. It now operates 11 LNG vessels and has two under construction at Chantiers de l'Atlantique: one with 74,000 cu m of capacity due for delivery by yearend and another with 154,000 cu m of capacity due in early 2007.

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