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    Arctech Helsinki starts work on SCF icebreaker

    Yard News // November 27, 2014

    Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has started work on an icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel for Sovcomflot. Work on the vessel commenced on 26 November 2014.

    The ceremony took place at Vyborg Shipyard, where the blocks of the vessel are produced. The production start was attended by representatives from Sovcomflot, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Vyborg Shipyard and Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

    The design, hull assembly, outfitting and commissioning of the vessel will be done by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The main purpose of the vessel is to serve Sakhalin-2 region offshore field.

    “The environmentally advanced vessel will increase both the oil spill response as well as the emergency evacuation capacity when operating in the harsh climatic area of Sakhalin,” said Esko Mustamäki, Managing Director of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

    The vessel will be able to safely convey and transfer cargo on deck, bulk cargo underdeck and platform crew as passengers in all seasons, regardless of weather and ice conditions.

    The vessel will be outfitted for emergency evacuation, rescue and fire fighting operations, oil spill response and the platform support activities.

    The icebreaking offshore vessel is 100m in length with a breadth of 21m and will have six diesel generator sets with a otal power of 21,000kW or which 13,000kW will be allocated to propulsion. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for June 2016.


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