New supply vessel for SCF Group named Gennadiy Nevelskoy at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
January 31, 2017
On 30 January 2017, the naming ceremony took place for a new ice-breaking platform supply vessel (IBSV) commissioned by SCF Group. She was named after Gennadiy Nevelskoy, a famous explorer of the Russian Far East. The new IBSV has been built according to the latest international standards of the global shipbuilding industry, and to the highest specifications set for vessels that operate in harsh environments.
Gennadiy Nevelskoy (deadweight 3,000 tonnes) will have Saint Petersburg as her home port and will be registered under the Russian flag. She is the first of four vessels commissioned by SCF Group. The other three are ice-breaking standby vessels (IBSBVs) that have a smaller deadweight (2,000 tonnes), but offer enhanced functionality and a higher accommodation capacity. All the four vessels are being built at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. Arctech has overall responsibility of the design, hull assembly, outfitting, testing and commissioning of the ships. Building of the vessels brings approximately 3500 man-years of work to Helsinki Shipyard.