Deltamarin participates in the design of world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker

Helsinki: 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 value of Deltamarin’s design contract is around EUR1.8m.

Deltamarin is a subsidiary of China’s AVIC International Maritime Holdings.  [08/08/14]

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