Multipurpose vessel

MSV Nordica

Built 1994
Shipyard Aker Finnyards
Classification DNV +1A1-Tug Supply Vessel –SF EO Icebreaker / Polar-10 / DynPos AUTR
Length 116 m
Breadth Moulded 26 m
Diesel (Main) Wärtsilä
Propulsion 2 pieces Aquamaster Total 15 MW
Bollard pull 230 tn
Call Sign OJAE


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.

Jyri Viljanen


Matti Westerlund


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