Polaris Icebreaker

The new LNG-powered icebreaker for demanding Baltic ice conditions.

Finnish Icebreaker Polaris is designed to serve for at least 50 years in icebreaking, oil recovery and sea rescue operations in the Baltic Sea. Innovative design is used for the vessel’s hull form and propulsion unit arrangement, and the vessel is able to use either liquefied natural gas or low sulphur diesel oil as fuel.

Polaris propulsion system is based on ABB´s well proven Azipod® propulsion and it applies a novel three propulsion unit concept, where one 6 MW unit is at the bow and two 6,5 MW units at the stern. Polaris is the first icebreaker with an Azipod® unit at the bow and it will considerably enhance vessel´s maneuverability and icebreaking capability. 

Main data

Vessel name: Polaris
Vessel type: Icebreaker
Owner: Arctia Oy
Yard: Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy
Year of delivery: 2016
ABB solutions and scope of supply: Propulsion: 2 x 6,5MW Azipod®  VI1600, 1 x 6,0MW, Azipod®  VI1600
Total electric power Plant
Bridge: Remote Control, ABB IMI
Main benefits: Superior icebreaking performance and manoeuvrability

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