Havyard to design and build icebreaker for FEMCO in RussiaVessel & ROV News // November 18, 2013
The Havyard 843 Ice is due to be delivered to FEMCO in 2015.
Havyard in Norway has signed a contract with FEMCO in Russia regarding the design and construction of a Havyard 843 Ice icebreaking offshore vessel.
The vessel will be designed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Fosnavaag, Norway and constructed at Havyard Ship Technology's shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway. The vessel is due to be delivered in September 2015.
The Russian shipping company has also secured an option for the construction of one further Havyard 843 Ice.
Havyard has good experience in constructing icebreakers for Russian shipowners. In 2006, Havyard delivered two icebreaking offshore vessels for the Russian shipping company Sevmorneftegaz (currently Gazprom Neft Shelf).
The Havyard 843 Ice is a new design from the Herøy-based design company. The vessel will have DNV ice class Icebreaker Ice 10 and Winterized Cold (-30 °C) classification and be able to break ice more than 1m thick.
The Havyard 843 Ice will be 86m long with a breadth of 19.5m, depth of 7.75m, speed of 16 knots, bollard pull of 185 tonnes and accommodation for 34 people.