|Classification||DNV +1A1-Tug Supply Vessel –SF EO Icebreaker / Polar-10 / DynPos AUTR|
|Breadth Moulded||26 m|
|Propulsion||2 pieces Aquamaster Total 15 MW|
|Bollard pull||230 tn|
The MSV Nordica’s specialty is a 160-ton crane, with an optional on-board A-frame. In addition to icebreaking, the Nordica is suitable for a variety of offshore operations. In 2011, the Nordica was engaged in a large wind farm construction project in the Irish Sea. Like its sister ship, the Fennica, the ship meets the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strict environmental and emission requirements, making it an ideal choice for operations in Arctic areas.
Nordica will operate in icebreaking duties on Finnish waters for the next five years at minimum. The ship’s Aquamaster Azimuth thrusters are powered by 15-megawatt diesel generators. Thanks to its thrusters and Dynamic Positioning system, the vessel retains excellent manoeuvrability also in difficult conditions.
In addition to the North Sea, the Nordica has operated on the Mediterranean and in West Africa and Greenland. A chartering agreement for the Nordica was signed in 2012 with Shell Offshore for the summer seasons. The vessels’ operating areas are the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.
Arctia’s multipurpose vessels MSV Fennica and Nordica are unique vessels in the world. They are powerful icebreakers with characteristics ideal for tasks that require manoeuvrability and precision. Multipurpose icebreakers are capable of performing highly demanding tasks in environments such as oil and gas fields everywhere in the world.
The ships have excellent icebreaking characteristics and are well-suited to DP operations, towing merchant vessels in difficult ice conditions, and providing ice management services to the oil industry in Arctic areas. With the aid of winches, cranes and A-frames, the vessels can switch rapidly from one task to another. Thanks to Arctia’s sizable investments, the ships meet all of the strict criteria and guidelines applying to offshore operations.
Both vessels have decks reserved for passengers, including office premises with a local area network for workstations. Depending on the ship, accommodation capacity is 45 to 47 guests.