Icebreaking Multipurpose Supply Vessel launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
Arctech is currently building a series of four vessels for the Russia´s largest shipping company Sovcomflot. The first vessel in the series got water under the keel for the first time on 30 June. At the same time, the second vessel in the series was floated and moved in order to give way for the keel block of the third vessel, says Arctech.
The series of the icebreaking offshore vessels developed and designed by Arctech measures 100 m in length and 21 m in breadth. The environmentally and technically advanced vessels have been designed especially considering the crew working conditions in cold weather. The vessels will safely convey and transfer cargo and perform icebreaking duties in the harsh climatic area of Sakhalin. They will significantly increase both the oil spill response as well as the emergency evacuation capacity of the production sites. Arctech has overall responsibility of the design, hull assembly, outfitting, testing and commissioning of the ships. Building of the vessels brings approximately 3500 man-years of work to Helsinki Shipyard.
”The vessel launched today is a forerunner in many fields. It is in all respects top of the line in the world, and it will operate in demanding tasks in the Sakhalin region“, says Esko Mustamäki, Managing Director, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.
The vessels will serve in the Sakhalin-2 region energy production sites by transporting supplies and people between land bases and production platforms and protecting the production platforms from the impact of ice in the Sea of Okhotsk. Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. operates the oil and gas field.