Expert in Arctic navigation
Challenging icebreaking duties require experienced crews and capable vessels. Arctia's icebreakers Nordica and Fennica and expert crews assist customers in various demanding tasks in the fields of polar icebreaking services.
Arctia Ltd. has experience from both the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage, as well as operations in Alaska, Greenland and elsewhere in the Arctic. We always strive to operate in the most economical and fuel-efficient way possible.
International icebreaking services
Icebreaking services are needed in demanding operations, for example in oil and gas fields and polar expeditions. Arctia’s services include, but are not restricted to, ice management, pipe and cable laying, towing, service work for production platforms, and the installation and maintenance of underwater structures. We can also offer various custom-made service solutions in harsh conditions.
Arctia’s icebreakers also provide various maritime services. We are specialized in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Ice management services ensure that ice formations are kept at a safe distance from offshore installations. Securing traffic in the operation area is also an important aspect of the service.
Arctia’s vessels include the conventional icebreakers Voima, Urho and Sisu, Otso and Kontio, multipurpose icebreakers Fennica and Nordica, harbour icebreaker Ahto, as well as Polaris. Icebreaker Polaris is the world’s first icebreaker to use an LNG engine.
Arctia safeguards Finland’s maritime transport in the ice winter conditions of the Baltic Sea, secures operational water transport connections and provides solutions for safe and effective navigation in challenging conditions at sea around the world.
Our services are icebreaking, fairway maintenance and hydrographic surveying and e.g. pipeline and cable laying, towing operations, oil spill response, hydraulic engineering and the manufacture of plastic spar buoys and other buoys.