Arctech Helsinki shipyard begins production of second icebreaking supply vesselYard News // November 7, 2011
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard started the production of second icebreaking supply vessel for Russian shipping company Sovcomflot at Helsinki Shipyard on 2 November 2011. Both vessels will be delivered in April 2013.
The main purpose for the vessels is to supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas production platform of Exxon Neftegas Limited in the Sakhalin area in Far East Russia.
Production of the first vessel was started at Vyborg Shipyard in July 2011. A total of 37 of the hull blocks of the vessels will be assembled at Vyborg Shipyard and and five in Helsinki. Most of the hull production will be done as subcontracting work in Vyborg because steel production in Helsinki was closed down in 2003.