Polar Pevek delivered to Rieber ShippingVessel & ROV News // May 24, 2006
The icebreaking tug Polar Pevek has been delivered to GC Rieber Shipping in Norway.
Early in 2004, Rieber Shipping won an international tender from Exxon Neftegaz Ltd for a 15-year charter of a purpose-built ice-breaking tug vessel to support its operations at Sakhalin.
The contract was successfully secured in close cooperation with Rieber Shipping's partner, Primorsk Shipping Corporation (Prisco).
Polar Pevek was built by Aker Langsten in Norway, and will now commence her duties for Exxon Neftegaz at the DeKastri oil-terminal.
The ship is 72m x 17m and has 11,000kW and is purpose-built for tanker assistance and ice-management in one of the most weather-exposed areas of the world.