Sakhalin Energy and Sovcomflot have signed contracts for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve the Sakhalin-2 offshore energy platforms.
Operations under the contract will continue for 20 years. The vessels will be used as year round personnel carrier and also as supply vessels for offshore platforms in the Sea of Okhotsk. In the case of emergency, the vessels will be deployed for personnel evacuation and oil spill response.
The contracts are a continuation of the memorandum of understanding and the contract for supply of the multi-task ice-class supply vessel for Sakhalin-2 offshore platforms signed between Sovcomflot and Sakhalin Energy on the 18th of April, on the date of the Sakhalin Energy’s birthday.
Sakhalin Energy is the operator of Sakhalin-2, one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas projects, which has developed major infrastructure for hydrocarbon production, transportation and processing. The company exports crude oil produced in the Sea of Okhotsk and LNG produced at Russia’s first LNG plant built by Sakhalin Energy in the south of Sakhalin.
Press Release, July 7, 2014; Image: