Safety aspects in the design of an icebreaking OSV
Dipl.-Ing. Guido Schulte, Dipl.-Ing. Peer Wetterling, Nordic Yards Wismar GmbH, Wismar
Nordic Yards has developed a family of powerful and versatile icebreaking OSVs in response to a request of several owners wishing to increase their capacity of Arctic deployments within their fleet. The designs shall serve offshore oil and gas exploration and production platforms in the high north and do encompass several new and innovative aspects addressing safety, functionality, efficiency and environment. The presentation will focus on the safety considerations made, but also highlight various other special design features.