Vyborg Shipyard to lay down lead icebreaking ship for Gazprom Neft Novy Port on November 3, 2015
Vyborg Shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) will lay down the lead icebreaking ship for Gazprom Neft Novy Port on November 3, 2015, the shipyard’s press center says. According to the statement, the series will consist of two vessels.
Metal cutting for the lead ship was launched in August 2015.
The icebreakers will operate at the Arctic terminal of the Novoportovskoye field on the western bank of the Ob Bay (Yamal peninsula). The vessels are intended for escorting of tankers, assistance during mooring, loading, rescue operations, providing tugging assistance, firefighting, participation in oil spill response activities. Under the contract, the vessels should be able to operate continuously under the temperature of up to -50 С.
Under the contract, the vessels are to be delivered to the customer before 2018.
Vyborg Shipyard PJSC is one of the largest shipbuilding companies of the North-Western Region of Russia with 65-years’ experience in shipbuilding. Since the Shipyard was founded (1948) there have been built more than 200 different vessels with total displacement exceeding 1,550,000 t. In 2012, Vyborg Shipyard joined the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.
Gazprom Neft Group consists of more than 70 production, refining and sales subsidiaries in Russia, neighbouring countries and further afield. Gazprom Neft operates in Russia’s major oil and gas regions: in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Districts and in the Tomsk, Omsk and Orenburg regions.
Gazprom Neft Novy Port, subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, operator of Novy Port project.