Recently Royal Niestern Sander in Delfzijl delivered the ‘Sanaborg’ and the ‘Serkeborg’ to Wagenborg Offshore. These Ice Breaking Multipurpose Support Vessels (IMSV) have been jointly developed, by the shipyard, Wagenborg and Conoship, for offshore services in shallow water and under arctic conditions. The ‘Sanaborg’ and ‘Serkeborg’ are more efficient than the existing vessels because of the new hull form, which was developed by Conoship Internatnional. Design target was to reach a minimum speed of 4.0 knots in unbroken first year ice of 0.60 m thickness. Model tests were concucted to verify the icebreaking performance in deep and shallow waters, as well as “washing and breaking the ice”to penertrate grounded ridges travelling stern first. Equipped with two Wärtsilä Icepod® thrusters the vessels reach a bollard pull of 36.3 mT and have excellent ice management capabilities.
VESSEL NAME: m.v. ‘Sanaborg’ & ‘Serkeborg’
OWNER: Wagenborg Offshore, Delfzijl, The Netherlands
BUILDER: Royal Niestern Sander, Delfzijl , The Netherlands