Royal Wagenborg is currently constructing at their Group yard Royal Niestern Sander in Delfzijl a pair of new ice breaking multi-purpose support vessels, called Sanaborg and Serkeborg. IMSV Sanaborg has recently been launched.
The vessels are based on a platform design intended for supply and support operation for the offshore oil and gas industry in harsh weather and shallow ice-infested waters. Conditions similar to those Wagenborg Kazakhstan B.V. encounters in the North-Caspian Sea. The two new vessels are a further development based on the Icebreaking Tug Armanborg and the Icebreaking Supply vessels Arcticaborg and Antarcticaborg, which have been operating successfully for more than 13 years in the Kashagan project in the Northern Caspian waters.
The IMSV are developed by Wagenborg in close co-operation with Royal Niestern Sander and the Finnish companies Aker Arctic and Wärtsilä. The most important elements in this design are the icebreaking capacities, the propulsion installation, the sailing in gas clouds (H2S) and the cargo carrying capability at a limited draft. The ‘Sanaborg and ‘Serkeborg’ will be delivered in July and August 2012.