Cylindrical floater concept for arctic environments
The cylindrically shaped hull is particularly suitable in drifting ice as it will face the ice with the same shape in all directions. The unit is designed for obtaining good performance both in harsh open water wave conditions as well as in drifting ice.
Enclosed presentation was given at the conference “Arctic Projects Today and Tomorrow” in Arkhangelsk, Russia on October 31st 2013.
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