Deltamarin Ltd. has been awarded a contract by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. for the entire machinery and technical spaces outfitting production design of the first LNG-powered icebreaker. The vessel is to be built for the Finnish Transport Agencey, and aims to reduce emissions and fuel costs by using both diesel and LNG as fuel.
The icebreaker is designed especially for operations in the most challenging icebreaking conditions in the Baltic Sea. Equipped with the industry’s most advanced technology, the vessel can also handle oil spill response operations and emergency towing in demanding conditions at open sea in both winter and summer. This ensures year-round safe seaborne transports in the Baltic Sea. The vessel will be delivered by the beginning of 2016.
The vessel will measure 110 meters in overall length and 24 meters in breadth. The vessel will have a maximum draught of 8 meters. It will be able to move continuously through about 1.6 meters thick level ice and the service speed of the vessel in open water will be 16 knots. The icebreaker will have accommodation for a total of 24 persons, with reserve for additional crew in case of oil spill response operations.
The work will be carried out using the AVEVA Marine Outfitting software. Deltamarin has earlier delivered similar design packages for several icebreakers built at Arctech.
The value of Deltamarin’s design contract is around €1.8 million and the work is to be carried out over an estimated period of 12 months.