Arctech is currently building a series of four vessels for the Russia´s largest shipping company Sovcomflot. The first vessel in the series got water under the keel for the first time on 30 June. At the same time, the second vessel in the series was floated and moved in order to give way for the keel block of the third vessel.
The sea trials of the new Finnish icebreaker Polaris continued on 20th June. LNG bunkering of the ship took place in Vuosaari Harbour 18-19 June and the second sea trials have been driven for the first time with gas.
Design and technical aspects of the world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris presented at CIMAC
June 6, 2016
The new Finnish LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris left on her first sea trial from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on 22 April. The trial is part of the test use of the ship, which is done to assure the functionality of the vessel before delivery.
The main purpose of the vessel is icebreaking and assisting of vessels in ice conditions, but she will also be able to perform oil spill response operations, emergency towing and rescue operations under demanding conditions at open sea all year round. It has also been designed for 50 years of service life.
The icebreaker will use both low sulphur diesel and LNG as its fuel, which diminishes its emissions and operation costs. Polaris will be the most environmentally friendly icebreaker in the world.
Come and meet us in Finnish Offshore Pavilion, booth 4117.
Exhibition site: http://2016.otcnet.org