Russia's first LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) is set to be delivered from Singapore to its new charterer Gazprom Neft's bunkering arm after a journey on the Northern Sea Route.

Shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine said on Thursday that its Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China had delivered the 5,800-cbm LNGBV Dmitry Mendeleev to special purpose vehicle Shturman Koshelev.

Russian sources familiar with the vessel told TradeWinds that the plan is for the LNGBV to transit the Arctic waters of the NSR to the Baltic Sea, where it will operate for subsidiary Gazpromneft Marine Bunker.