In November 2013, Havyard signed a contract for the delivery of the design and building of the first of the three Havyard 843 ICE icebreaking offshore vessels for the Russian shipping company FEMCO. Saturday the first ship was named in Bergen.

Naming and celebration
Of the many guests who were invited to the naming ceremony, there were about fifty guests who had made the trip from Russia. Godmother was Nadezhda Lyshko, wife of Ivan Lyshko from the shipping company FEMCO. The Godmother did an excellent job and broke the champagne bottle on the first attempt. The captain and godmother led the way when the guests were invited on board to see the magnificent new building. One of the things that impressed guests was the de-icing facility where among other things all exterior railings were heated. After standing in the cold Bergen weather during the naming ceremony there were many who took the opportunity to warm their hands on the railing.
On board there was a stylish ceremony in which a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church blessed the ship and crew with sermon, holy water and relics.
In the evening the guests gathered for the gala dinner at Scandic Neptun Hotel.


An advanced slugger
Build 122 Aleut, a Havyard 843 ICE design, is a real slugger of a ship that will operate under some of the harshest conditions imaginable. Once it has been named, Aleut will sail to Murmansk in Russia to stock up on equipment and provisions before it heads for the Prirazlomnoye field, which is situated between the Russian mainland and Novaya Zemlya. Aleut has been hired by the Russian oil company Gazprom and it will service the Prirazlomnaya platform. The two icebreakers Havyard delivered in 2006 also service this field.
In addition to being an advanced anchor-handling vessel with platform supply functions, Aleut is designed and built to operate under extreme arctic conditions. Among other things, the ship has icebreaker class and engine power that allows it to break one-metre-thick ice at 3 knots, and a de-icing system so that it can withstand temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius. Another of the ship's extreme qualities is its ability to ram into and break ice ridges with 8-metre-thick ice under water. During the sea trial, the speed was measured at 16 knots and the bollard pull was just above 200 tonnes.


Main data Havyard 843 ICE
Length:                                86 m
Breadth:                              19.5 m
Draught                               7.25 m
Speed:                                 16 knots
Bollard pull:                        201 tonnes
Anchor-handling winch: 250 tonnes
Accommodates:                 34 persons


Blowing in the wind: The brass band was dressed for the chilly Bergen weather. PHOTO: Havyard


Satisfied ship owner: Ivan Lyshko from FEMCO said he was satisfied with the good cooperation with Havyard and the ship they had delivered. From left: Bård Mikkelsen – Chairman of the Board of Havyard Group, Geir Johan Bakke – CEO Havyard Group, Lasse Stokkeland – EVP Havyard Ship Technology, Ivan Lyshko – FEMCO, GodmotherNadezhda Lyshko, Pavel Lyshko - FEMCO, Sergey Zamyatin – SLC and Sergey Enenkov - FEMCO. PHOTO: Havyard


Successful bottle breaking: Godmother Nadezhda Lyshko broke the champagne bottle on the first attempt. PHOTO: Havyard


Stylish ceremony: Aboard the 'Aleut' the Russian Orthodox priest conducted a stylish ceremony with blessing of the ship and crew. PHOTO: Havyard