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Deltamarin awarded LNG icebreaker design contract

LNG Industry,

Deltamarin Ltd has been awarded a contract by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. for the machinery and technical spaces outfitting production design for itsLNG-powered icebreaker.

LNG fuelled

The unique vessel is to be built for the Finnish Transport Agency, and aims to reduce emissions and fuel costs by using both diesel and LNG as fuel.

The icebreaker has been planned for operations in challenging icebreaking conditions in the Baltic Sea. Equipped with 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.

Vessel specifications

The vessel will be 110 m in overall length and 24 m in breadth, with a maximum draught of 8 m. It will be able to move continuously through approximately 1.6 m thick level ice at a service speed in open water of 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. The value of the contract is approximately €1.8 million, and will be carried out over an estimated period of 12 months.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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