Sovcomflot to take delivery of 4 supply vessels from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard this year (photo)
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) will build four icebreaking supply vessels ordered by Sovcomflot for Sakhalin-2 project under the long-term agreement with Sakhalin Energy, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Evgeniy Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice President of PAO Sovcomflot and Vice Chair of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), as saying after the AEC meeting held in Saint-Petersburg on February 7-8.
The meeting featured the representatives of business communities of Russia, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Canada and the USA. For the first time in the history of AEC, its meeting was held in the Russian Federation.
“Arctech Helsinki Shipyard is building four state-of-the-art supply vessels intended for various works related to servicing the platforms under the Sakhalin-2 project, to ensure their repair, safe operation and prevention of oil spills. The first vessel was named Gennadiy Nevelskoy. Other three vessels will also bear the names of people given to the leading educational institutions of maritime transport in our country – Stepan Makarov, Feodor Ushakov and Mikhail Lazarev,” said Evgeniy Ambrosov adding that the Gennadiy Nevelskoy would be put into operation on February 14, 2017. The vessel will immediately leave for Sakhalin.
“Other three vessels will be delivered in 2017 with the intervals of 2-3 months”, said SCF representative. According to him, they will immediately sail to Sakhalin with further orders to be determined by the interests of Russian companies related to the research and production projects in the Kara Sea.
With its 10 icebreaking supply vessels deployed at Sakhalin, Sovcomflot will be the world’s largest operator of IBSV fleet, emphasized Evgeniy Ambrosov.
He also reminded that AEC meeting was held in the run-up to the Arctic – Territory of Dialogue conference.
The Arctic Economic Council (AEC) is an independent organization created by the Arctic Council in 2014. Its purpose is to facilitate Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development. Through the sharing of best practices, standards and innovative solutions the AEC will promote responsible economic development in the Arctic. The AEC will reflect accurately the significance of current Arctic business Activity and serve as the synthesis of Arctic business perspectives for consideration by the Arctic Council.
SCF Group (PAO Sovcomflot) is Russia’s largest shipping company and a world leader in the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons as well as the servicing and support of offshore oil & gas production. The company’s fleet numbers 145 vessels with a combined deadweight of over 13 million tonnes. SCF Group specialises in the shipping of crude oil, liquefied gas and a wide range of oil products. The Group’s vessels perform complex towing operations and geophysical survey work at offshore oil & gas fields. Sovcomflot supports large-scale offshore energy projects in Russia and overseas, including: Sakhalin-I, Sakhalin-II, Varandey, Tangguh, Peregrino, Prirazlomnoye, Noviy Port, Yamal LNG and others. SCF Group employs over 9,300 personnel both on land and at sea. The company is registered in Saint-Petersburg and has representative offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, Madrid, Singapore and Dubai.
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) is the operator of Sakhalin-2, one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas projects, which has developed major infrastructure for hydrocarbon production, transportation and processing. The company exports crude oil produced in the Sea of Okhotsk and the LNG produced at Russia’s first LNG plant built by Sakhalin Energy in the south of Sakhalin. Sakhalin Energy shareholders are Gazprom (50% plus 1 share), Royal Dutch Shell (27.5% minus one share), Mitsui (12.5%) and Mitsubishi (10%).
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