Products For Ice Operations

Operations in ice and harsh environments place unique demands on a vessel’s equipment. Based on Aker Arctic Technology’s experience in vessel design, we have acquired a sound understanding of the solutions and products required for ice going vessels. This knowledge enables us to offer products that introduce efficiencies and reduce costs to shipyards, while providing safe, reliable, and efficient equipment for the operator.


Propeller delivery for Arctic Module Carrier.

The Aker Arctic designed module carriers are equipped with propellers we have custom-designed for them.

Full-scale trials of Calypso and Saimaa

Aker Arctic designed and delivered the complete shaft lines with propellers for the detachable bow and the ice-strengthened bronze propellers for the pusher

Propellers and shaft lines to Finnish Navy corvettes

Aker Arctic has been developing the propulsion line in co-operation with the Finnish Defence Forces since 2015 to ensure that the new multi-role corvettes will meet the demanding operational performance requirements of the Finnish Navy.



Full-scale ice trials with bronze propeller

In March 2016, two full-scale ice trials were performed in the Bay of Bothnia, where ice conditions are extremely hard during cold winters.

Performance with turn key solutions

The propellers, based on the results of the development program, have been installed on the Finnish ice class IA ASD tug Calypso.

Bronze propellers: Three years in use

Bronze propellers delivered by Aker Arctic for high ice class vessels have been used on the tug Calypso since 2018. Measurements show that the propellers are working well.


ILMS development

Ice load monitoring and prediction helps in decision making.

ILMS is installed

The self-propelled detachable icebreaking bow was developed to improve icebreaking capacity on Lake Saimaa.

ILMS commissioned remotely

Sensors installed on the hull and the shaft lines send information to a central computer for real time processing.



Aker Arctic Technology can provide the following solutions and products as EPC delivery for new builds and retrofits:

  • Propulsion package (propellers and shafting components)
  • Ice load monitoring system
  • Aker Arctic “Side Pool” for the research vessels
  • Hull lubrication solutions (bow flushing and air bubbling systems)

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