Aker Arctic confirms agreement with NavisCompany News // November 4, 2013
Aker Arctic Technology Inc has confirmed that it has signed an agreement with Navis Engineering Oy on joint development of dynamic positioning systems for ice operation.
The companies plan to jointly develop next-generation DP technology tailored for ice operations by utilizing their core know how and technologies. The development includes improved control algorithms, testing of the systems and utilising new more intelligent technology to overcome the ice challenges. The development work will take place in close co-operation with Aker Arctic Technology in Helsinki and Navis Engineering R&D Centre in St Petersburg.
"The outcome is planned to provide more energy efficient and capable and safe DP-systems especifically developed for the ice operation," said Aker Arctic. "The parties believe that in longer term demand for DP applications in ships intended for ice covered waters will increase and simultaneously open up new possibilities for the operators in ice covered waters."