Sovcomflot Group (SCF Group) has increased its fleet as it expands its involvement in Sakhalin Energy’s Sakhalin-2 offshore project.
SCF Group purchased two platform supply vessels from Swire Pacific Offshore. This means all three platform supply vessels used in the Sakhalin-2 project will now be operated by SCF Group under long-term time charter contracts with Sakhalin Energy.
The three ships are multi-purpose ice-class supply vessels manned by crews consisting of mariners from the Russian Far East and are operated under the Russian flag.
Under the signed agreements, the vessels will continue to be used for year-round delivery of supplies and consumables to three production platforms in the Sea of Okhotsk.
In the event of an emergency, the vessels will be able to provide environmental protection and platform personnel safety services, including platform evacuation and fire suppression.