Finland: Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Starts Construction on Two New Icebreakers
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has started construction of two new icebreakers for Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot. The two Multifunctional Icebreaking Supply Vessels (MIBSV) are planned to be ready by spring 2013 and will be used as supply vessels for Exxon Neftegas’ platform at the Sakhalin-1 field, Regnum reports.
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. The vessels are designed for extreme environmental conditions and will be operating in thick drifting ice in temperatures as cold as – 35°C. They have an icebreaking capability of 1.7 m thick ice and are also equipped for oil combating, fire fighting, and rescue operations.
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Posted on October 19, 2011, in Canada, Finland, Russian Federation and tagged Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Canada, Exxon, Finland, Icebreaker, Maritime, MIBSV, News by topic, Nova Scotia, Russia, Russian Federation, Sakhalin-I, Shipbuilding, shipyard, Sovcomflot, Starts .Construction, Transportation and Logistics, Two New Icebreakers. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.