Arctech Helsinki Wins Icebreaking PSV Order from Sovcomflot

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NB 511 Icebreaking Supply Vessel, image: Arctech

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard announced today the signing of a EUR 100 million order with Sovcomflot for a new icebreaking platform supply vessel (PSV).

Upon delivery in 2016, this ship will be targeted for use at the North East Sakhalin Offshore region oil and gas field.

Arctech notes this vessel is a refined version of the two multifunctional icebreaking supply vessels Vitus Bering and Aleksey Chirikov delivered for Sovcomflot in 2012 and 2013. The new icebreaking supply vessel measures 100 m in length and 21 m in breadth. The six main diesel generator sets have the total power of about 20,000 kW and the propulsion power of 13,000 kW.

Designed for extreme environmental conditions in the Sakhalin area, this vessel will supply provide 4-season support for offshore drilling and production facilities. The vessel will also be operating in thick drifting ice for ice management and icebreaking duties in temperatures as cold as minus 35 C° and ice up to 1.5 meters thick..

 The vessel will be outfitted for emergency evacuation, rescue and fire fighting operations, oil spill response and platform overboard working and helicopter operations. The vessel can also act as diving support vessel including a moon pool feature.