Svitzer to Continue Providing Towage Services to Sakhalin

Denmark-based towage operator Svitzer, part of Maersk, has announced a ten-year extension of its marine service contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, a consortium set up to develop and manage the Sakhalin-II project aimed at producing and exporting oil and liquefied gas.

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Svitzer has been providing towage services to the Sakhalin-II project since 2007.

The extension, which comes into effect in November 2022, supports the mooring of more than 1,800 gas carriers with a vessel fleet of four Robert Allen ice-breaking tugs and two mooring boats. These vessels are operated by a team of 58 Russian crew members, supported by nine onshore staff.

“We are very pleased that Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. has chosen Svitzer as its preferred partner for ten more years. With the extension we are able to continue to play an important role in ensuring that oil, gas, food, and supplies are reaching people and homes,” Alan Bradley, Svitzer’s Cluster Manager – Asia, commented.

The operation in Sakhalin is part of Svitzer’s Asia and Middle East region (AMEA) where it operates a fleet of 109 vessels.

Founded in 1833, the company has provided safety and support at sea as a standalone towage operator and as part of Maersk with a fleet of more than 430 vessels.