Supply vessel Alexei Chirikov came on sea trials

Arctic supply vessel "Aleksei Chirikov," March 19, 2013 left the shipyard Arctech Helsinki Shipyard and reached a four-day sea trials, said the Finnish shipbuilding company.

  • (C) photo Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (clickable)
  • (C) photo Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (clickable)


 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard is building two identical icebreaking supply vessel platforms by OAO "Sovcomflot". The first vessel of the series, "Vitus Bering," was delivered to the customer in December 2012 and is already at the destination in the Sakhalin region in the Far East.

The transfer of the vessel, "Alexei Chirikov" is planned for April 2013. Construction is progressing on schedule. After running tests Finnish shipyard will outfitting work on the ship.

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland) is specialized in the construction of icebreaking vessels to be used in the Arctic. The shipyard is a joint venture (50/50) STX Finland Oy and the Russian "United Shipbuilding Corporation". The agreement to establish a joint venture was signed in December 2010. April 1, 2011 Shipyard started. The company has approximately 400 employees.

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