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Svitzer extends marine service contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment

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Svitzer has released a statement announcing that it has signed a 10-year extension of its marine service contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. Ltd.

Sakhalin Energy Investment is a consortium established to develop and manage the Sakhalin-II project, which produces and exports oil and LNG.

According to the statement, Svitzer has been providing towage services to the project since 2007. This latest extension comes into effect in November 2022, and will support the mooring of over 1800 gas carriers with a vessel fleet of four Robert Allen ice-breaking tugs and two mooring boats. A team of 58 Russian crewmembers, supported by nine onshore staff, operates these vessels.

Alan Bradley, Cluster Manager – Asia, said: “We are very pleased that Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. Ltd have chosen Svitzer as their preferred partner for 10 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. Our goal is to ensure we always support the customer’s business by providing efficient marine services in their terminal – the extension of a contract as significant as this one gives us confidence that we are adding value. To witness the dedication and pride our colleagues in Sakhalin take in their jobs day-to-day makes me very proud, and gives me confidence in our ability to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services in the most challenging of environments.”

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