Icebreaking supply vessel NB 507 Aleksey Chirikov built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard was delivered to client Sovcomflot on Friday 19 April 2013. The vessel will start its travel towards Sakhalin area in Far East Russia, where it will supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas field.
Arctech has built two arctic offshore supply vessels for Sovcomflot. The order was received in December 2010. The first vessel of the series, NB 506 Vitus Bering was delivered to the client in December 2012 and it has reached its destination in March 2013. The main purpose for these vessels is to supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas production platform and to protect it from the ice. The vessel type has been designed for extreme environmental conditions and will be operating in thick drifting ice in temperatures as cold as minus 35 C°. The icebreaking capability of the vessel is extremely high, it is able to operate independently in 1.7 meter thick ice. Both vessels for Sovcomflot are similar measuring 99.9 m in length and 21.7 m in breadth. Their four engines have the total power of 18,000 kW and the propulsion power of 13,000 kW. As multipurpose vessels, these vessels are capable of carrying various type of cargo and they are equipped for oil combating, fire fighting, and rescue operations.
Managing Director Esko Mustamäki, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc.
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