Gennadiy Nevelskoy, a new ice-breaking platform supply vessel (IBSV) owned by Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF Group), was named at Finland-based Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on January 30, 2017.The 3,000 dwt Gennadiy Nevelskoy is the first of four vessels being built for SCF at Arctech.“This vessel is technically a forerunner in arctic shipbuilding. It is also environmentally advanced and fulfills already the IMO Tier III requirements. We have also paid special attention to the underwater noise level caused by the ship,” Esko Mustamäki,CEO of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, said.Gennadiy Nevelskoy will have Saint Petersburg as her home port and will be registered under the Russian flag.The four IBSVs will be used for the year-round delivery of supplies and consumables to offshore platforms, and for performing standby duty near them. In addition, the vessels will be outfitted for integrated environmental protection and rescue operations, according to Arctech.Image Courtesy: Arctech
zoom The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the exhaust gas cleaning systems for two new 56,000 dwt Handymax bulk carriers. The ships are being built at Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding for Tokyo-based NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NYK BP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.Wärtsilä will also provide project management and commissioning of the systems. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in June.These are the first vessels owned or chartered by NYK Group having exhaust gas cleaning systems installed. By fitting the Wärtsilä system, the ships will be compliant with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) SOx regulations, which come into force in 2020.The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard commencing in July 2018. The first vessel is due to be delivered to NYK in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the second in the first quarter 2019.