STX to build two icebreaker tugboats
STX Norway Offshore reports it has signed contracts to build two icebreaker tugboats for JSC Circle Marine Invest.
AUKRA, Norway – STX Norway Offshore reports it has signed contracts to build two icebreaker tugboats for JSC Circle Marine Invest. The total value is NOK 450 million ($71.25 million) and delivery is scheduled for 2011.
The vessels are designed by the STX Europe subsidiary Aker Arctic, and have a length of 65 m (213 ft) and a beam of 16.4 m (64 ft). The vessels will have the Ice class notification 1A* Super, according to the Finnish-Swedish Ice classification rules. Further, the vessels will be equipped and designed for other operations like firefighting, rescue operations. and towing in shallow waters.
Sister vessel to the recently contracted icebreaker tugs to be built by STX Norway Offshore.