GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

September 17, 2020

Polar Pevek
Polar Pevek

Norwegian offshore and shipping firm GC Rieber Shipping has secured a two-year contract extension for the icebreaker Polar Pevek with Exxon Neftegas at the Russian Far East.

The vessel is operating off Sakhalin Island, in far-east Russia. It is co-owned 50/50 with Maas Capital and operated by GC Rieber Shipping's Russian co-owned ship manager OOO Polarus.

Polar Pevek, built-in 2006, is purpose-built to provide support to shuttle tankers in harsh weather conditions on the Sakhalin I project off eastern Russia.

The vessel has been is on a long-term charter to Exxon Neftegas and operates off the De-Kastri oil terminal, assisting tankers carrying oil from the Sakhalin I offshore project in eastern Russia.

The new contract extension follows from the end of the firm period in September 2021, making the vessel on a contract at the Sakhalin until September 2023. The vessel started its original 15-year charter back in 2006.


Current News

Wintershall Dea Starts Development Drilling at Nova Offshore Project

Wintershall Dea Starts Development Drilling at Nova Offshore Project

Unique Subsea Robots to Serve Norwegian Oil Industry from 2022

Unique Subsea Robots to Serve Norwegian Oil Industry from 2022

Oceaneering Names Head of Business Development for Renewables

Oceaneering Names Head of Business Development for Renewables

HeliService Wins Two North Sea Gigs

HeliService Wins Two North Sea Gigs

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine