For the first time since its acquisition by Nordic Yards on Friday, a new ship was christened in Wismar. It is also the first ship of the last yard. Sunday, 02.Oct.2011, 12:50 (GMT+3)
Nordic Yards, manufacturer of technologically sophisticated, innovative special ships and maritime structures, on 30th September 2011 handing over the special Arctic tanker "Nordic AT 19" on time to the Russian mining group Norilsk Nickel in Wismar after a construction time of around 15 months. The christening of the ship will also be performed as part of the handover ceremony. In future the tanker will bear the name Enisey and leave Wismar on October 1, 2011. From October 8, 2011 on Norilsk Nickel, one of the ten largest companies in Russia, will be operating the ship between the North Russian ports of Dudinka and Murmansk.
Vitaly Yusufov, owner and Managing Director of Nordic Yards, says, "We are very proud to hand over today this innovative special tanker to Norilsk Nickel, the world's leading producer of nickel and palladium. Our employees have delivered first-class quality which our partner can rely on at all times in Arctic waters even under extreme climatic conditions. I would like to thank them most cordially for their commitment."
The ship of the type "Nordic AT 19" with the Arctic ice class ARC7 is designed in accordance with the climatic conditions for temperatures of up to minus 50ÂąXC and is envisaged for use in Arctic waters twelve months of the year. At a speed of 2 knots it can break through ice up to 1.50 m thick. With a length of around 170 m and a beam of approximately 23 m, the product-carrying tanker offers a deadweight capacity of 18,500 tonnes and a cargo tank capacity of more than 20,600 m3. Part of the diesel-electric machinery is made up of a gondola propeller that can rotate through 360ÂąX and thereby allows the tanker excellent manoeuvrability. The open water speed is 15.3 knots.
About Nordic Yards
Nordic Yards is one of the world's leading manufacturers of technologically sophisticated and innovative special ships with a strategic focus on the field of Arctic shipping. As a technological leader in the field of high-tech shipbuilding, the company ÂĄV whose headquarters is in Wismar ÂĄV concentrates on special ships such as ice-breaking and ice-going ships, special tankers, ferries and advanced offshore constructions. The company combines innovative high-tech production with strict adherence to delivery dates and stands out due to the excellent quality of its ships.
Nordic Yards maintains two shipyards with direct access to the Baltic Sea in Wismar and Warnemunde. The two locations are some of the most modern, efficient and largest of their type in the world. Since their foundation in 1946 the shipyards in Wismar and Warnemunde have produced over 900 ships in 74 different designs. After its successful reorientation, Nordic Yards will have up to 1,600 highly qualified employees in the long term. The sole owner of Nordic Yards is the Russian investor Vitaly Yusufov.