He said the Company’s backlog of orders extends until spring 2017 and includes five vessels.
“Next delivery will be icebreaker Polaris ordered by Finnish Transport Agency. It will be the 1st LNG driven icebreaker in the world”, said Mr. Mustamäki.
The Polaris has been at the shipyard’s outfitting quay for 2 weeks already. Area outfitting and commissioning is underway onboard the ship.
Apart from the Polaris, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard is to deliver four icebreaking vessels for Sovcomflot including one platform supply vessel and three stand-by vessels.
Mr. Mustamäki said the icebreaking platform supply vessel (NB 511) will be about the same size as the shipyard delivered to Sovcomflot in 2012-2013 but will have a lot of technical improvements and more space for passengers. “This vessel will serve Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (SEIC) in the North East Sakhalin Offshore area. It is to be delivered later this year. It is under construction at the building dock at the moment”, added Arctech CEO.
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