Skip to main content

LNG-powered icebreaker commences sea trials

Published by
LNG Industry,

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has announced that the Polaris has commenced its first sea trial. The Polaris is a new, Finnish, LNG-powered icebreaker.

Its main purpose is icebreaking and to assist other vessels in ice conditions. However, it will also be used in emergency rescue and towing operations in demanding conditions all year round.

The vessel has been designed to have a service life of 50 years, and will utilise low sulfur diesel and LNG as fuel. This will decrease its emissions and operation costs, and, according to Arctech, make it the world’s most environmentally friendly icebreaker.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

Read the article online at:

You might also like

ABS approves GTT and Deltamarin tanker design

GTT and Deltamarin received an Approval in Principle for their new LNG-fuelled tanker design from the American Bureau of Shipping at the Gastech 2021 exhibition in Dubai.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):