Heavy transport firm Gold Star Consulting has delivered over-dimensional engines from Finland to Vyborg Shipyard in Russia.
Components for the engines were first transported to a Wärtsilä facility in Vaasa where they were completed. The engines were then transported from Vaasa to Vyborg Shipyard via the Port of Saint Petersburg.
“The first two engines, each weighing 83 tonnes plus spare parts, were delivered by ro-ro vessel … The second two main engines for the icebreaker, each weighing 133 tonnes plus spare parts, were delivered by MPP vessel from Port of Vaasa to Russia,” said Igor Luostarinen, managing director at Gold Star.
The engines will be used to power Vyborg Shipyard’s new icebreaker ARC-130 vessel.
Gold Star is a member of breakbulk association Project Cargo Network. PCN recently issued a video demo and started taking pre-orders for its bespoke eLearning Platform which will launch June 1.
“We understand that one of the main challenges in our industry is the lack of training and staff development, especially with new and young staff members. However, specialist training courses and workshops are often expensive and involve travel and time away from the office,” said Rachel Humphrey, CEO of PCN.
Photo: The engines were delivered to Vyborg Shipyard. Credit: GSC