Arctech Starts Construction of Sakhalin Icebreaking Vessel

Finland's Arctech Helsinki Shipyard announced Wednesday that it has begun construction of an icebreaking multi-purpose supply vessel for Sovcomflot. The vessel is to be used to serve Sakhalin-2 region energy production sites by transporting supplies and people between land bases and production platforms in the harsh climates of the Sea of Okhotsk.

The design, hull assembly, outfitting and commissioning of the vessel is being carried out by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

The steel cutting ceremony was performed at Vyborg Shipyard, where blocks of the vessel are being made. The ceremony was attended by representatives from Sovcomflot, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Vyborg Shipyard and Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

"We are excited to continue the cooperation with Sovcomflot and build this icebreaking supply vessel as the first unit of total four contracted vessels. Today, we are proud to start production of this multipurpose special vessel, which is a masterpiece by Arctech's own engineers. The environmentally advanced vessel will increase both the oil spill response as well as the emergency evacuation capacity when operating in the harsh climatic area of Sakhalin," Esko Mustamäki, Managing Director of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, said in a company statement.

 



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