SHI to build Arctic tankers for Gazprom Neft

SHI: South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries  (SHI) is planning  to build three Arctic tankers for Russian oil company Gazprom’s  Neft subsidiary as it looks  for ways round Western sanctions. Gazprom Neft has traditionally used Western technology for exploration projects in deep water or above the Arctic Circle, and SHI has confirmed that it had secured  a $444m deal to provide it with three specialist tankers. The Moscow Times