TURKU, Finland –Deltamarin Ltd has been awarded a contract by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. for the entire machinery and technical spaces outfitting production design of the very first LNG-powered icebreaker. The unique vessel is to be built for the Finnish Transport Agency (not for the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi, as the company originally reported), and it will reduce emissions and fuel costs by using both diesel and LNG as fuel.
The icebreaker has been planned especially for operations in the most challenging icebreaking conditions in theBaltic Sea. Equipped with the industry’s most advanced technology, the vessel can also handle oil spill response operations and emergency towing in demanding conditions at open sea in both winter and summer – thus ensuring year-round safe seaborne transports in the Baltic Sea. This unique vessel will be delivered by the beginning of 2016.
The main dimensions of the vessel will be 110 m (361 ft) in overall length and 24 m (79 ft) in breadth. The vessel will have a maximum draught of 8 m (26 ft). It will be able to move continuously through about 1.6-m-thick (5.2-ft-thick) level ice, and the service speed of the vessel in open water will be 16 knots. The icebreaker will have accommodations for a total of 24 persons, with reserve for additional crew in case of oil spill response operations.
The work will be carried out usingAVEVA Marine outfitting software. Deltamarin has earlier delivered similar design packages for several icebreakers built at Arctech.
The value of Deltamarin’s design contract is around €1.8 million ($2.4 million), and the work is to be carried out over 12 months.