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    Kvaerner Masa-Yards and FESCO confirm order for icebreaking standby/supply vessel

    Yard News // December 5, 2003
    Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland and Far-Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO) have confirmed that they have secured financing for the design and construction of the first of two icebreaking standby and supply vessels for FESCO.

    As the decision on a possible charter arrangement for an additional vessel has been moved forward, FESCO did not confirm the second vessel contract at this stage.The vessel is due for delivery in May 2005 and will be operating in theOkhotsk Sea environment in the Sakhalin area offshore the Russian Far East.

    The vessel has a length overall of 100m and a deadweight of 4,000dwt. The shaft power is 13MW and the ship will be fitted with azimuthing electric propulsion.

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