Arctech Helsinki starts production second icebreaking OSV

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard yesterday started the production of a second icebreaking offshore supply vessel (OSV) for Russian shipping company Sovcomflot.
Both vessels will be delivered in April 2013.

The main purpose for the vessels is to supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas production platform of Exxon Neftegas in the Sakhalin area in Far-East Russia. Production of the first vessel was started at Vyborg Shipyard in July 2011 and now the production of the sister vessel has begun in Helsinki.

Assembly of 37 of the vessels' hull blocks will be undertaken at Vyborg Shipyard, with a further five assembled in Helsinki. Most of the hull production will be done as subcontracting work in Vyborg because the steel production in Helsinki was closed down in 2003. 

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