Three Finnish icebreakers return to service after being repaired at Turku Repair Yard
Tue 21 Sep 2021 02:10:00 PM EEST
Finnish icebreaker fleet of Arctia Ltd prepares for winter navigation and icebreaker support in advance. In early September Turku Repair Yard launched a small "flotilla" of ships of the Finnish state-owned company Arctia Ltd - icebreakers Voima, Otso and Polaris – after repairs.
On the world's oldest operating icebreaker Voima, in addition to the routine repairs, a set of operations was carried out to maintain the vessel's operability: full overhaul of stern StB and PS propeller shafts, dismantling/mounting of intermediate shafts, thrust bearings and propellers, propeller shafts withdrawal and Cederwall sealing renewal.
Icebreaker Polaris arrived at Turku Repair Yard for drydocking in mid-August. It is the most powerful icebreaker ever to sail under the Finnish flag. Built in 2016, the vessel is the first environmentally friendly dual-fuel icebreaker powered by low-sulphur marine diesel and LNG. Vessel has outstanding manoeuvrability thanks to two aft and one forward Azipod thrusters which underwent full overhaul.
The icebreaker Otso underwent a small repair of the underwater part, and now the vessel is ready for winter navigation.
Picture: Turku Repair Yard