Finland’s newest icebreaker Polaris is ready to enter service. Operational readiness for icebreaking pursuant to a contract between Arctia and the Finnish Transport Agency (FTA) begins tomorrow, Tuesday 1 November 2016. Icebreakers will be manned as required by ice conditions and the FTA as charterer.
Icebreaker Polaris is unique in many ways. It is the first icebreaker in the world capable of running on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and ultra-low-sulphur diesel. Its total output of about 22 MW also makes it Finland’s most powerful icebreaker. Polaris is the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker in the world.
Arctech will be participating at Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) 2016 in St. John’s, 24-26 October.
Come and meet us at the Finland Pavilion, stand 617.
Conference site: http://arctictechnologyconference.org
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard delivered the most powerful newcomer in the Finnish Icebreaker fleet, icebreaker Polaris, to the Finnish Transport Agency on September 28th, 2016. The Finnish Transport Agency handed the vessel over to Arctia Icebreaking Oy. The prototype vessel built at Helsinki Shipyard is designed to serve for at least 50 years in icebreaking, oil recovery and sea rescue operations. Previous time an Finnish icebreaker with similar size range was completed in year 1994.
Come and meet us in Hall B2, Stand 107. We are exhibiting together with United Shipbuilding Corporation. See you in Hamburg!
Exhibition site: http://www.smm-hamburg.com
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.