Now in Arctic Engineering & Offshore Technology
Moving from Fire to Ice
Originally designed as an amphibious evacuation craft for Arctic offshore oil facilities, the Arktos Craft can move from frigid temperatures, through flames, and back again to the cold, as it would to evacuate a burning oil rig.
Despite the extra steps that must be taken in configuring wind turbines to replace diesel power in arctic regions, companies and communities are finding savings and relatively fast payback.
Two veterans of the offshore oil industry have designed a simpler, cheaper subsea delivery system that they claim can reduce installation costs by 60% to 80%. The system uses existing technology—structural steel frames and pontoons—as a delivery vessel to float structures to their installation sites in shallow or deep water.
The mission of the OOAE Division is to promote technological progress and international cooperation in all areas of ocean, offshore and arctic engineering, and in the recovery of resources in hazardous, offshore and arctic environments such that safety, environmental and economic successes are achieved.