An increasing part of world’s oil and gas reserves are located in Arctic areas. Year-around operations in these areas put strict requirement to the vessels that are supporting the offshore field, and the use of ice-going and ice-breaking vessels and oil tankers is rapidly increasing. Electric propulsion with Azipod® propulsion has been used in ice-going and ice-breaking vessels in over a decade and the concept has shown to be reliable and very good characteristics when operated in ice. Maneuvering, DP capability, redundancy, and reliability have proven to be very good.

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