The construction of icebreaking tanker begun
July 28, 2017
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard started to construct icebreaking (Arc7) tanker for Greek ship owner. Tanker will transport gas condensate from Yamal peninsula to Europe. Hull erection and keel laying ceremonies were held on July 27, 2017.
Keel-related traditions from the times of wooden ships are said to bring luck to the ship during construction and to the captain and crew during her later life. They include placing a newly minted coin under the keel and constructing the ship over it, having the youngest apprentice place the coin, and when the ship is finished, presenting the owners with the oak block on which the keel is laid.
Peace Boat and Arctech sign letter of intent for Ecoship
July 11, 2017
Peace Boat has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc., to construct the Ecoship, the world’s greenest cruise ship. Peace Boat director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya, CEO from Arctech Esko Mustamaki and Senior Vice President, Regional Manager North Europe, from Classification Society DNV GL, Jon Rysst, announced the agreement during Nor-Shipping, the biggest maritime trade fair in Scandinavia.
Yoshioka said: “We have agreed with Arctech to build the Ecoship, the most innovative and ecologically friendly cruise vessel ever. We believe this ship will be a game changer for the shipping industry and will contribute to the protection of the environment. It will be a flagship for climate change. We are very happy to work together with a Finnish shipyard, and look forward to exploring clean and sustainable technologies with partners throughout this region, which is known for its environmental leadership”.
Esko Mustamaki, from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, added: “We are very excited to work with Peace Boat in the construction of this very special vessel. Arctech has a long experience in design and construction of special products. Ecoship will combine Arctech’s know-how in technically advanced and environmentally friendly vessels with the well-established expertise of the Finnish shipbuilding network in designing and building of high-class cruise vessels and other special products. Arctech is a forerunner in developing and applying technological innovations, including LNG propulsion.”
Before the event, the CEO DNV GL – Maritime, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, said: “It’s really nice to see this innovative and exciting project proceed, this is a very positive development for Peace Boat. For us at DNV GL, it is always wonderful when such impressive projects using environmentally friendly technology take one step further towards being realized and we will continue to support this project”.
A final contract for the 2,000-passenger and 750-cabin 60,000 gt vessel is expected to be signed shortly. The new ship is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020.
Ecoship, with its nature-inspired architectural design by Spanish company Oliver Design, will be the platform for Peace Boat’s round-the-world cruise carrying 6,000 people per year; host exhibitions on green technology in up to 100 ports per year; and serve as a floating sustainability laboratory contributing to research on the ocean, climate and green marine technology. The ship also will create awareness and encourage active engagement with the challenges embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard delivered a new icebreaking standby vessel
June 16, 2017
On Thursday June 15, 2017 Helsinki Shipyard delivered and held naming ceremony for a new multifunctional icebreaking standby vessel for Sovcomflot for the Sahalin-2 project.
New navigator to explore the subarctic waters: The Icebreaking Supply Vessel Gennadiy Nevelskoy delivered at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
March 3, 2017
Arctech has finalized the first of four vessels commissioned by SCF Group for operation at the Sea of Okhotsk.The ship will start its voyage from Helsinki to the Sakhalin Island on Sunday 5th March. Read more
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.