New Icebreakers Fitted With Metso Automated Control Systems

Press Release
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Vitus Bering: Photo credit Arctech

Metso DNA provide high-technology automatic control system to two new multi-functional icebreaking supply vessels.

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been a successful builder of multifunctional icebreaking supply vessels built to operate in harsh conditions in Russia, specializing in shipbuilding technology and today, about 60% of the icebreakers in operation in the world are built in Helsinki. The Russian company Sovcomflot has sufficient confidence in Arctech’s skills that it ordered two identical multifunctional icebreaking supply vessels (MIBSV).

The main purpose of these vessels is to supply the gas production platform and to protect it from ice. The vessels are designed for the Sakhalin-1 Arkutun-Dagi gas field and will be used as supply vessels for the Exxon Neftegas Ltd gas platform.

The first vessel named Vitus Bering was constructed almost 4 months ahead of schedule and reportedly the sister ship is almost complete. Each vessel is 99,9 meters LOA and 21,7 meters in breadth with four engines providing a total power output of 18,000 kW (propulsion power 13,000 kW)

Metso's automation solution for the new ships, Metso DNA, is an integrated system, handling alarm, monitoring and control functions for the vessels’ machinery as well as liquid and bulk cargo spaces. The power plant in the vessels is fully managed by Metso DNA Power Management System.

Jarle Nilsen, Director, Sales and Services, Metso, emphasizes: “In demanding ice conditions, the meaning of correctly performed tasks, early enough detection of possible disturbances, and also a quick recovery from disturbances, play an important role.” The DNA Operate tool supports the user in controlling complex situations.



 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Samsung Heavy Takes Up 7 Container Ship Order

South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries said on Wednesday that it is proceeding with a project worth 642.9 billion won ($617.67 million) to build seven container ships as planned.

South Stream Gas Pipeline Re-route via Turkey Possible

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday that Ankara would consider the passage of the South Stream natural gas pipeline through Turkey if Russia made such a request.

China Shipyard Delivers Handymax Size Bulk Carrier

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) inform that its Dalian Shipyard in China has delivered a bulk carrier of 57000 dwt, named "GUOTOU 108", to its Asian buyer. The Handymax bulker measures 189.

Offshore

USCG: Deepwater Horizon Response is Far from Complete

The U.S. Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” (“Middle

Three European firms win Angola deepwater deals

Three European companies have won contracts for almost half the value of Angola's $16 billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo oil project, confirming a trend toward bigger

GoM Drill Rig Damaged, Coast Guard Monitoring

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is overseeing response efforts, as the offshore drilling rig ENSCO 8506 began taking sea-water into a ballast tank after being hit by

Arctic Operations

Coast Guard Battles 24-inch Plate Ice

Coast Guard Cutters Morro Bay and Katmai Bay, homeported in Cleveland and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., conducted ice breaking operations in Marquette, Mich., Sunday.

Foss Meets Growing Modular Business with New Barge

Foss Maritime is building a new ocean-going barge that will give the company an additional asset to transport large modules both domestically and internationally.

ONR Researchers Explore a Changing Arctic

As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on April 14 announced new efforts to determine the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1075 sec (9 req/sec)