• 2018 February 5 10:48

    Naming and flag-raising ceremony for Sovcomflot’s IBSBV Yevgeny Primakov held in Saint-Petersburg (photo release)

    The naming and flag-raising ceremony for the Yevgeny Primakov, a new multifunctional icebreaking standby vessel (IBSBV) built for PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), was held at Angliyskaya Embankment. According to IAA PortNews correspondent, the ceremony was attended by Sergey Frank, President and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot; Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of RF Government; Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport – Head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency; Alexey Rakhmanov, President of United Shipbuilding Corporation; Sergey Movchan, Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg; relatives of Yevgeny Primakov etc. Greetings from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Saint-Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko were read out at the ceremony.

    Those speaking at the ceremony emphasized a great historical role of Yevgeny Primakov whose name was given to the vessel.

    The Yevgeny Primakov is a state-of-the-art multifunctional icebreaking standby vessel ordered by PAO Sovcomflot. It is intended to supply oil platforms under the Sakhalin-2 project (Sea of Okhotsk). The vessel is named after an outstanding statesman Yevgeny Primakov whose decisions made as Prime Minister of the Russian Federation contributed a lot to sustainable development of PAO Sovcomflot.

    In terms of technical characteristics, the Yevgeny Primakov is one of the best ships in its class. It was designed for operation in challenging ice and navigation conditions of the Far East Basin (Sea of Okhotsk). 

    The ship’s design and equipment lets it efficiently ensure safe operation of offshore oil & gas platforms including those operating in ice conditions: prevent forming of ice reefs and heavy ice floes, break off the ice, etc.

    The ship will also provide round-the-year stand-by duty, rapid response to emergency situations and, if necessary, perform underwater engineering and repair works. 

    The ship’s propulsion system (two Azipod units with aggregate capacity of 13 MW) ensures high maneuverability and icebreaking capability. The vessel can break through 1.5 meter thick ice covered with 20 cm of snow. Relatively small IBSBV Yevgeny Primakov features a high passenger capacity: 70 berths (except for crew accommodation). In case of emergency, the ship can accommodate up to 150 persons. 

    When designing and building the ship, the experience of Sovcomflot accumulated during its operation under Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 projects was taking into consideration.

    IBSBV Yevgeny Primakov will sail under the flag of the Russian Federation with Saint-Petersburg as the port of registration. The crew numbers 26 Russian seafarers.

    IBSBV Yevgeny Primakov is yet another vessel in a series of multifunctional icebreaking supply and standby vessels built under a long-term agreement between Sovcomflot and Sakhalin Energy, the Sakhalin-2 project operator. First three vessels in the series, Gennady Nevelskoy (lead ship), Stepan Makarov and Fedor Ushakov joined the fleet of Sovcomflot in 2017. They are being successfully operated near Sakhalin.

    All the vessels of the series were built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, a subsidiary of United Shipbuilding Corporation.

    IBSBV Yevgeny Primakov is the 20th vessel of Sovcomflot’s Far East Basin fleet. As of today it numbers 10 tankers (including 8 oil carrying shuttle tankers and 2 LNG carriers) and 10 supply and standby vessels. As of today, Sovcomflot is one of the global leaders in terms of the number of icebreaking supply vessels.

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