Svitzer’s operation in Sakhalin is part of its Asia and Middle East region in which the towage company employs more than 1,200 people and 109 vessels to provide marine services in ten countries (Source: Svitzer)

Svitzer wins ten-year towage service extension

The Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC), a consortium that is developing and managing the Sakhalin-II oil and gas export facility, has extended Svitzer’s terminal towage contract for another ten years with effect from November 2022. The Maersk subsidiary has held the towage service contract since 2007 and supports the handling of more than 1,800 LNG carriers at the Russian island facility in the Pacific Ocean.

Svitzer has a fleet on site made up of four ice-breaking tugs of Robert Allan design and two mooring boats. Alan Bradley, Svitzer’s Cluster Manager – Asia, commented: “We are very pleased that Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. has chosen Svitzer as its preferred partner for ten more years. With the extension, we are able to continue to play an important role in ensuring that oil, gas, food and supplies are reaching people and homes.”

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