Baltic icebreaker Polaris, built in 2016, is the most powerful icebreaker ever to fly the Finnish flag and the first icebreaker in the world to feature environmentally friendly dual-fuel engines capable of using both low-sulfur marine diesel oil (LSMDO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). It has excellent maneuverability due to the two Azipod units in stern and one in bow.

How we worked on the design please read from our Arctic Passion Magazine´s articles (links are active):


2019: LNG distribution around the Baltic Sea

2017: Polaris’ unique concept shines in ice trials

2016: LNG icebreaker Polaris completed


and see the video made with participation of the captain.

Polaris finish icebreaker
Icebreaker Polaris for Finland
Vessel info
Type of vessel: Icebreaker
Type of work done: Concept Design, Hull Optimization, Ice Model Tests, Full Scale Tests
Year: 2013 - 2017
Customer: Finnish Transport Agency
Builder: Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
Owner: Arctia Oy
Main dimensions
Length: 110 m
Breadth: 24 m
Draught: 8 m
Propulsion: 2 × 6.5 MW (stern) + 6 MW (bow)
Icebreaking capacity: 3.5 knots in 1.8 m level ice
Ice class: Polar Class 4 Icebreaker(+)

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