Deltamarin scores LNG icebreaker deal
Deltamarin has been awarded a contract by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the entire machinery and technical spaces outfitting production design of the very first LNG-powered icebreaker.
The unique vessel is to be built for the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi, and aims to reduce emissions and fuel costs by using both diesel and LNG as fuel.
The icebreaker has been planned 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. This unique vessel will be delivered by the beginning of 2016.
The main dimensions of the vessel will be 110 m in overall length and 24 m in breadth. The vessel will have a maximum draught of 8 m. It will be able to move continuously through about 1.6 m 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 M€ and the work is to be carried out over an estimated period of 12 months.
Press Release, August 7, 2014; Image: Wartsila