September 22, 2015

Aker Arctic and Deltamarin develop a modern Arctic tanker

The ice class strengthened Arctic tanker is capable of continuously breaking ice thicker than one metre.
The ice class strengthened Arctic tanker is capable of continuously breaking ice thicker than one metre.
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Aker Arctic Technology and Deltamarin have jointly developed a modern Aframax-sized tanker concept for Arctic use, focusing on safe operations.

The Arctic tanker is intended for crude oil and oil product transports. The vessel is strengthened to ice class and is capable of continuously breaking ice thicker than one metre. The tanker can operate on the Northern Sea Route during the extended summer months, and with assistance even longer. During the winter months the vessel can sail in other sub-Arctic sea areas such as the Baltic Sea or Sakhalin.

Aker Arctic’s project manager Riku Kiili and Deltamarin’s director of ship design Markku Miinala are excited about the co-operation, which brings together the top knowhow of both companies:

“The design integrates optimised ice breaking and open water performance as well as the latest energy efficiency features applied together with the Polar Code requirements. This unique combination results in an affordable building and improved transport economy by cost efficient operation. The design can be fine-tuned according to the customer’s wishes,” describe Kiili and Miinala.

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