Aker Arctic Technology Inc - the Full Service Ice Technology Partner
Aker Arctic Technology Inc (Aker Arctic, or AARC) was established on December 30, 2004 and continues as an independent company the operations of the former Wärtsilä Ice Model Basin (WIMB, 1969), Wärtsilä Arctic Research Center (WARC, 1983) and Kvaerner Masa-Yards Arctic Technology Center (MARC, 1989).
On January 1st, 2005 Aker Arctic (AARC) organised under an independent company.
Aker Arctic will continue operation under its current name despite of the name change of Aker Yards to STX Europe.
The company is running a brand-new facility in Helsinki, the only privately owned ice model testing facility in the world and is engaged in the business of research and development services, design and testing of icebreakers and other ice-going vessels as well as structures for arctic oil and gas field operations.
In addition to model and full scale testing services, the Company offers all kinds of consulting, design and engineering services, field expeditions, training and other technology services associated with technologies and operations in icy or severely cold conditions.
A portfolio of ice going ships is also available for shipowners and shipyards.
Our past references include 60 per cent of all the world's icebreakers, many Arctic or Antarctic research vessels and quite a number of different type of cargo vessels and offshore structures.
The ice model technique developed by us and the FGX model ice is being used in various other research institutes both in Finland and Russia.
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