seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2013 - Page 16

ARCTECH HELSINKI PROVES ITS METTLE WITH A DUO OF ARCTIC-PROOF SUPPLY SHIPS During the first 30 months of its existence, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has already made a name for itself as an arctic expert. The biggest reference to date is the duo of icebreaking supply vessels ordered by Sovcomflot. The first vessel of the series, Vitus Bering was delivered to the client in December 2012. The sister ship, Aleksey Chirikov, was delivered to client Sovcomflot on Friday 19 April 2013. Like Vitus Bering, this vessel will travel all the way to Sakhalin area in Far East Russia, where it will supply the Arkutun-Dagi oil and gas field. 14 seatec 2/2013 Photos: Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Breaking the Ice