The Icebreaking Multipurpose Emergency and Rescue Vessel “BALTIKA” was launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
December 12, 2013
Arctech launched the icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for the Russian Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport and to be operated by the FGI Gosmorspassluzhba (Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service) on 12 December 2013 at Helsinki Shipyard. Baltika will be used in icebreaking, rescue and oil combatting operations in the Gulf of Finland.
The vessel being built at Helsinki shipyard represents a completely new type of innovative technology. The vessel features an asymmetric hull, patented oblique design and three 360 degrees rotating propulsors, which allow the vessel to operate efficiently sideways, astern and ahead. In oblique mode the vessel will be able to generate 50 m wide channel in 0.6 m thick ice. Bow and stern first the vessel can operate in 1.0 m thick ice. The design of the vessel is based on ARC 100 concept, which has been developed by Aker Arctic Technology.
“It has been great to build the first-ever sideways operating icegoing vessel. I believe this vessel will be the benchmark when developing and building innovative Arctic vessels. The icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel is technically advanced and building it has required a special knowledge”, comments the Managing Director of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Esko Mustamäki.
When the vessel is delivered, she will be used in the Gulf of Finland in icebreaking, rescue and oil combatting operations. The advanced oil recovery system is suitable for operation also in heavy waves. The vessel measures 76.4 m in length and 20.5 m in breadth. The three main diesel generator sets have the total power of 9 MW and the total propulsion power is 7.5 MW.
”This project is very important for Russian Federation. The building of this vessel and its future operation in the Gulf of Finland is a significant step in the co-operation between Finland and Russia”, comments the Head of the Federal Agency for Sea and River Transport “Rosmorrechflot”, Alexander Davydenko.
The vessel is being built in co-operation with Kaliningrad based Shipyard Yantar JSC, which has produced the blocks of the vessel. The hull assembly started in June 2013 at Helsinki Shipyard. In addition to hull assembly, design, outfitting and commissioning is done by Arctech. The vessel will be delivered to the customer in spring 2014.
Esko Mustamäki, Managing Director, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc.
Phone +358 50 411 5323, email@example.com
Pictures under name: Icebreaking rescue vessel NB 508
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. specializes in arctic shipbuilding technology, e.g. building icebreakers and other Arctic offshore and special vessels. Arctech is a joint-venture, which is 50/50 owned by STX Finland Oy and United Shipbuilding Corporation. The joint venture agreement was signed in December 2010. Arctech is located in Helsinki and has approximately 400 employees.
The Finnish Transport Agency annulled the procurement decision of the new icebreaker
November 29, 2013
The Finnish Transport Agency annulled the procurement decision of the new icebreaker for the Finnish Government. In the decision published 27.11. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard was chosen to carry out the procurement. The Finnish Transport Agency will continue with the tendering process soon.
More information from The Finnish Transport Agency:
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard won the tender of the new icebreaker for the Finnish Government
November 27, 2013
The Finnish Transport Agency is procuring a new icebreaker to replace the old icebreaking fleet. The chosen shipyard to build the icebreaker was Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy. Tendering process was carried out according to the public procurement regulation. The shipbuilding contract is planned to be sign by the end of this year and building of the icebreaker will start at the beginning of the next year.
Arctech will be participating at NEVA 2013 exhibition in St Petersburg 24-27 September.
Come and meet us in Pavilion 7, stand R-7079. We are exhibiting together with United Shipbuilding Corporation.
You are welcome to hear about our projects at our stand:
25.9. at 13-13.30 Oblique Icebreaker, Multipurpose Rescue and Emergency Vessel, Mika Willberg, Project Manager.
26.9. at 13-13.30 Building of Vitus Bering & Aleksey Chirikov – cooperation with Russian shipyards, Tapani Skarp, VP Design.
Exhibition site: http://www.transtec-neva.com
The Hull Assembly of an Icebreaking Multipurpose Emergency and Rescue Vessel started at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
June 28, 2013
The hull assembly of an icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for Russian Ministry of Transport started 28 June 2013 at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The vessel will be used in icebreaking, rescue and oil combatting operations in the Gulf of Finland.