”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.
Arctic offshore vessel NB 507 was launched at Helsinki Shipyard on Friday evening 23 November 2012. The ship is the sister vessel of NB 506 Vitus Bering that will be delivered in December 2012. The offshore vessels are being built for Russian shipping company Sovcomflot and they will supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas field in Sakhalin area, in Far East Russia.
Arctic offshore vessel Vitus Bering has left on sea trial for one week 22 November.
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, will be delivered to the client four months in advance, 18 December 2012.
The building of Vitus Bering has proceded in schedule and the vessel left on a one week sea trial on Thursday 22 November 2012. 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.
Arctech will be participating SMM 2012 exhibition in Hamburg 4-7 September 2012. Come and meet us in hall B2, stand EG/305! http://smm-hamburg.de/en/home/