Russian oil and gas producer Gazprom Neft has ordered a small-scale LNG carrier to advance its plans for marine bunkering at its upcoming Portovaya LNG project in Russia.

TradeWinds understands the company — a subsidiary of gas giant Gazprom — has confirmed a 5,800-cbm, ice-class 1A vessel with Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

Full details have yet to emerge but the ship is expected to be scheduled for delivery at the end of 2020 or in 2021.