Forbo delivers Flotex FR for Russian Federal Marine Icebreaker Ships

One of Russia’s largest shipbuilding companies, Vyborg Shipyard PJSC, is carrying out works on the construction of three diesel-powered sea-going icebreakers ordered by the Federal Agency of Marine and River Transport. The traditional keel-laying ceremonies of all three icebreakers took place between October and December 2012, blessing the ships and as a symbol of good fortune.

Two icebreakers will be built by Vyborg Shipyard “on a turn-key basis”, in realization of one more vessel where Arctech Helsinki Shipyard will participate as a subcontractor. These nuclear-powered vessels are purpose-built for operating in ice up to 1.5m thick and will work in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic seas under the flag of the Russian Federation.

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Forbo Flooring LLC Russia CIS has been selected to supply over 700sqm of Flotex FR Calgary sheet in two colour ways, Ash and Grey, to be installed in the first Icebreaker’s cabins. Design Agency, MCS, who are working with Vyborg Shipyard, said “We were looking for carpet certified by RMO that was cost effective, durable and attractive with a competitive lead time and Flotex FR fitted all of our requirements.” The design agency went onto say that they would recommend using Flotex FR to others as “it is unique among other carpets and design, cleaning & maintenance properties and water resistance are very high standard”

murmansk1[1]The contractors selected Flotex FR due to its soft & natural yet commercial design, high water resistant, easy cleaning and antistatic properties. However, it wouldn`t be possible without the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping certificate, in which Flotex FR successfully achieved in 2015. This widely recognised credential enables Forbo Flooring to specify Flotex FR to all types of ships and other marine facilities in the Russian Federation.

To find out more information about this project, please contact us here.


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