Arctic marine technology and offshore wind power in freezing sea areas


An icy marine environment is a major challenge for maritime and offshore structures. The functionality of the structures in every type of weather requires special expertise. Here at VTT, we can model and predict how ice will behave. We help you make plans that will withstand the challenging arctic and cold climate conditions. Our expertise in ice research can be applied not only to offshore wind farms, but also to all offshore structures, such as offshore wind farms.

Key facts

We provide estimates on prevailing ice conditions, such as ice thickness, ice movement and ice types.

We carry out ice load design for offshore wind turbines, marine structures and ship propulsion devices for freezing sea areas. The research knowledge can be applied to power plants, bridges, or harbour structures – any structure in contact with the freezing sea.

Our top-class work is based on decades of solid experience on ice research.

Heikki Rajasalo
Heikki Rajasalo
Solution Sales Lead, Mobility and Transport