Machinery design contract for first LNG-powered icebreaker

07 Aug 2014
LNG-fuelled icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Authority (Aker Arctic)

LNG-fuelled icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Authority (Aker Arctic)

Finnish design house Deltamarin has announced the award of a contract by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the entire machinery and technical spaces outfitting production design of the first LNG-powered icebreaker.

Deltamarin, which has been involved in previous icebreaker designs for Arctech, says it will employ the AVEVA marine outfitting software package. The company’s design contract is valued at around €1.8 million, and the work is to be carried out over an estimated period of 12 months.

The dual-fuel vessel, to be built for the Finnish Transport Agency, has been planned to operate under challenging icebreaking conditions in the Baltic Sea. It will additionally be equipped for oil spill response and emergency towing.

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