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.
Arctic offshore vessel NB 507 was named after Russian Navigator Aleksey Chirikov at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard 11 April 2013. The vessel will be delivered to the largest Russian shipping company Sovcomflot the next week and it will continue its path straight to Sakhalin area in Far East Russia, where it will supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas field.
Arctic offshore vessel Aleksey Chirikov has left on sea trial for four days on 19 March 2013. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard is building two identical offshore icebreaking supply vessels for Russias largest shipping group Sovcomflot (SCF Group). The first vessel of the serial, Vitus Bering, was delivered in December 2012 and has reached its destination at Sakhalin area in Far East Russia.
Aleksey Chirikov is the second vessel of the series and will be delivered in April 2013. The building of the vessel has proceded in schedule. The sea trial is part of the test use of the ship, which is done to assure the functionality of the vessel systems before delivery. After the sea trial the finalising works of Aleksey Chirikov will continue at Helsinki Shipyard.
”Delivering this vessel today is an important achievement for Arctech. It is an important reference for us as we compete in orders of arctic vessels in the future. Delivering as technically advanced ship as Vitus Bering is, in two years, demands good co-operation skills from the shipyard, client and suppliers. I think we have succeeded well in the project”, comments Esko Mustamäki, the Managing Director of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build a 16 MW icebreaker for the Russian Ministry of Transport. The contract has been awarded together with OJCS Vyborg Shipyard. The total value of the vessel is about EUR 100 million.
The project will start immediately and the vessel will be delivered to the client in August 2015. The vessel is planned to be used in year-round operation in the Baltic Sea and in summer season in the Arctic seas. The vessel is able to operate in temperatures as cold as -40°С and the maximum icebreaking capability is 1.5 m.