Construction under way of Sakhalin icebreaker

Offshore staff

HELSINKI, Finland – The keel has been laid for a multi-purpose icebreaking ship ordered by PAO Sovcomflot from Archtech Helsinki Shipyard.

Attendees included Evgeniy Ambrosov, the company’s senior executive vice president, and representatives of Sakhalin Energy oil and gas company.

The vessel, which is classified by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, is designed for operations for the Sakhalin-2 project offshore eastern Russia. It will be capable of providing emergency evacuation and oil spill response in severe climatic conditions.

Main particulars:

  • Deadweight – 3,000 tons
  • Length overall – 100 m (328 ft)
  • Breadth – 21 m (69 ft)
  • Maximum draught – 7.6 m (25 ft).


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