Arctech to build icebreaker supply vessels

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy has an order from Sovcomflot for two newbuild icebreaking supply vessels.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy has an order from Sovcomflot for two newbuild icebreaking supply vessels. The $200 million contract calls for delivery of both vessels during spring 2013.

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy will build the new vessels for Sakhalin-1 Arkutun-Dagi gas field where they will supply Exxon Neftegas Ltd's platform. Both vessels will be similar measuring 99.2 m in length and 21.7 m in breadth. Their four engines have the total power of 18,000 kW and the propulsion power of 13,000 kW.

As multipurpose vessels, these vessels will be able to carry various type of cargo and they are equipped for oil combating, fire fighting, and rescue operations. Both vessels will be able to operate in 1.7 m (5.6 ft) of ice and temperatures to -35º C.

Arctech is a joint venture of STX Finland and Russia’s state-owned United Shipbuilding Corp.

12/16/2010

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