NOVEMBER 18, 2013 — Norway's Havyard Group has agreed a contract with the Russian shipping company FEMCO covering design and construction of an 86 m Havyard 843 Ice, an icebreaking offshore vessel. The agreement includes an option for a second vessel.
The vessel will be designed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Fosnavaag, Norway and is going to be constructed at Havyard Ship Technology's shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway. The vessel will be newbuild no.122 and is due to be delivered in September 2015.
Havyard 843 Ice is a new design from tHavyard Design & Solutions. It will have DnV ice class Icebreaker Ice 10 and Winterized Cold (-30 °C) notations. Amongst other things, the vessel can break ice of more than 1 m thick and has systems for avoiding icing of the vessel. The vessel is designed to carry out anchor handling, towing and standby operations for oil protection and rescue services.
Havyard has gained good experience in constructing icebreakers for Russian shipowners. In 2006, it delivered two icebreaking offshore vessels to Sevmorneftegaz (now Gazprom Neft Shelf). In all, five vessels constructed by Havyard are currently sailing under Russian flag, included two AHTS of Havyard 842 design and the ice breaker Vidar Viking.
"The fact that we have experience in cooperating with Russian shipping companies and having already delivered similar vessels to Russia, were probably both important factors in getting this contract in competition with other European shipyards," says Executive Vice President Sales Tor Leif Mongstad of Havyard Group."We are among the shipyards in the world that have delivered most icebreaking offshore vessels. Havyard has previously constructed seven icebreaking offshore vessels and this is a third of all the icebreakers that DnV has classified of this type worldwide.
"Gaining this type of contract proves that we are competitive on price, delivery time and quality."
Main data Havyard 843 Ice
Length: 86 m
Breadth: 19.5 m
Depth: 7.75 m
Speed: 16 knots
Bollard pull: 185 tonnes
Accommodations: 34 persons