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    Havyard secures contract for icebreakers

    Yard News // November 25, 2014

    Two more examples of the Havyard 843 Ice have been ordered.

    Havyard Ship Technology has signed contracts with an international shipping company for the design and construction of two Havyard 843 Ice offshore icebreakers

    In November 2013, Havyard Ship Technology signed a contract for building of one Havyard 843 Ice icebreaking offshore vessel. An as yet unspecified company has now ordered two vessels of the same type with some minor design changes.

    The vessels were designed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Fosnavåg and will be built at Havyard Ship Technology's shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn. The ships, which will be assigned the newbuild numbers 128 and 129, are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016. The contracts for the two vessels are worth just over NKr 1 billion in total.

    The ships will have the DnV ice class Icebreaker Ice 10 and Winterized Cold (-30 °C) class. Among other things, this means that the ship can break ice that is more than 1m thick.

    The vessels are otherwise designed for anchor-handling, towing and for use in emergency response operations in connection with oil spills and rescue services.

    The latest vessels to be ordered also have larger winches, SPS classification, more accommodation and are prepared for the installation of an offshore crane. They will be 86.7m long with a breadth of 19.5m, draft of 7.75m, speed of 16 knots, and a bollard pull of 185 tonnes.


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