Tools and systems
Based on our operational experience we see need for development of new technology to support Arctic Marine operations. Our participation in the development of new technology is founded on ”needs” we have experienced in the field or while planning operations. Having done things ”manually” we also know what tools that are missing. From a starting point in stand-alone tools that we have developed in-house over time, we are now integrating these tools into modern Ice Management and Ice Defense solutions.
Several of the tools developed also have practical use when planning operations. The ability to determine the required Ice Management or Ice Defense for a particular location at a given time is a useful tool, not only for operational planning but also for regulatory approval.
It is today evident that there is a severe shortage of suitable ice-breaking vessels for operations in areas where multi-year ice may be present. The current fleet is relatively old and in most cases not built for Ice Management or Ice Defense duties. New tonnage is needed in order to be able to undertake the operations that we currently see being planned.