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Turkey’s Sefine Shipyard Wins Russian Icebreaker Contract

Turkey’s Sefine Shipyard wins Russian icebreaker contract

Yalova, Turkey (PortSEurope) August 30, 2021 -Earlier this month, Turkey’s Sefine Shipyard was awarded the contract to construct an 18 MW icebreaker to be used for the Northern Sea Route in the Arctic. The tender was issued by Russia’s state-owned Rosmorrechflot and the sole bid, accepted, was submitted by Sefine Denizcilik and Tersanecilik Inc. The contract is worth around 13.3 billion rubles (€152.5 million), according
to the Russian newspaper Kommersant. Turkish shipyards have seen some success in recent years, winning several government contracts. Founded in 2005 and occupying over 140,000 m² of land for new builds, repair-maintenance and conversion Sefine Shipyard is able to undertake ship repair services up to 90.000 DWT on its Post-Panamax size graving dock and up to 120.000 DWT on its Aframax size floating dock. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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