seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2015 - Page 22

Two new advanced icebreakers on Aker Arctic’s drawing board by: MERJA KIHL AND ARI MONONEN photos: AKER ARCTIC TECHNOLOGY INC Aker Arctic Technology in Helsinki has agreed to design two new icebreakers for Vyborg Shipyard JSC. They will be utilised in the oil terminal operated by LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port in the Gulf of Ob. Based on the new Aker ARC 130 A design, the vessels will be well equipped and capable to break ice in highly demanding arctic environments. The new ARC 130A icebreakers will be used in arctic environments. 20 seatec 2/2015