Increasing the number of high-tech vessels in the fleet

In 2020, Sovcomflot Group’s shipbuilding programme included 28 vessels of five different types, including those intended for the Sakhalin-1 and Arctic LNG 2 projects. Two new vessels with a total deadweight of 186,000 tonnes — fifth-generation Atlanticmax carriers intended for transportation of liquefied natural gas — were added to the SCF fleet in 2020.

SCF La Perouse

The LNG carrier SCF La Perouse was delivered on 10 February 2020

SCF Barents

The LNG carrier SCF Barents was delivered on 15 September 2020.

Structure of SCF Group’s order porfolio in 2020

26 vessels

a total deadweight of 2,455,000 tonnes — Sovcomflot Group’s order portfolio, as at 31 December 2020


During 2020 SCF Group took delivery of two new-generation Atlanticmax gas carriers, SCF La Perouse and SCF Barents. Both vessels are chartered to major oil and gas companies (Total and Shell, respectively) under long-term time charter contracts. In January 2021, the Group took delivery of the third gas carrier in the series, SCF Timmerman, which is also chartered to Shell.

Capacity: 174,000 cubic metres Length: 299 m Breadth: 46.4 m Loaded draft: 11.5 m Service speed: 19.5 knots
Advantages of SCF La Perouse-class vessels:
  • An upgraded MARK III Flex cargo system
  • Two low-speed dual-fuel X-DF engines
  • The vessels consumes 30% less bunkers than fourth-generation gas carriers
  • A small amount of boil-off gas and a boil-off gas partial re-liquefaction system enables the charterer to significantly reduce cargo losses during long voyages and waiting time
  • The fourth carrier in the series will be also fitted with a hull air flow system which, combined with two shaft power generators with frequency-to-current converters, will deliver an even more significant reduction in fuel consumption
SCF La Perouse

The LNG carrier SCF La Perouse was delivered on 10 February 2020

SCF Barents

The LNG carrier SCF Barents was delivered on 15 September 2020.