Havyard Ship Technology AS has signed a contract with an undisclosed international shipping company for the design and building of two more Havyard 843 Ice offshore icebreakers, the Norwegian designer said.
The first order for the design was signed in November 2013, when Havyard Ship Technology inked a contract for building of one Havyard 843 Ice icebreaking offshore vessel.
The two new vessels of the same type will, however, feature some minor design changes, according to Havyard.
The ships are designed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Fosnavåg and will be built at Havyard Ship Technology’s shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn.
The ships are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2016. The contracts for the two vessels are worth just over NOK 1 billion in total (around USD 147.7million)
With this order, Havyard Group now has nine newbuilds on order at the yard in Leirvik in Sogn, and the shipbuilding business area has orders on its books worth just under NOK 3 billion.
The Havyard 843 Ice design has the DnV ice class Icebreaker Ice 10 and Winterized Cold (-30 °C) class notations.
This means that the ship can break ice that is more than one metre thick and that it has a system to prevent icing of the ship.
The new ships will be designed for anchor-handling, towing and for use in emergency response operations in connection with oil spills and rescue services.
They also have bigger winches, SPS classification, more accommodation and are prepared for the installation of an offshore crane, the company said.
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