November 19 - Deltamarin is providing Aker Arctic Technology with basic design services for two polar class heavy deck carriers, intended for carrying heavy project cargoes for the Yamal LNG project.

Aker Arctic developed the ship concept for ZPMC-Red Box Energy Services, which ordered the vessels earlier this summer. Philip Adkins, ceo of the joint venture company, said that the vessels will be built by the end of 2015. HLPFI reported on November 14 that steel had been cut on the two PC-3 module carriers.

Deltamarin will assist Aker Arctic by carrying out a major part of the vessels' basic design, including the developments of plans and drawing for the class approval phase of the building process.

The carriers are designed for the very unique circumstances of the Northern Sea Route, with an overall length of 206.6 m, beam of 43 m, and deck loading capacity of 21,800 tonnes. 

"To keep the construction of the LNG plant on schedule the ships are designed for year-round operation and exceptional ice conditions. The ice class is therefore Polar Class 3", explains Oskari Jaakkola, director, offshore oil and gas at Deltamarin.

Aker Arctic is the main contractor for the design of the ZPMC-Red Box Energy Services vessels, which will be constructed in China at the Guangzhou Shipyard International.