We create designs for newbuilding, conversion and repair projects. Our main specialism is ice-classified vessel design and winter navigation know-how. We are globally recognized for our conceptual design expertise, forged over decades of experience.


We have long experience in doing commissions for ship owners, shipyards and other design companies worldwide. We also have a vast network of cooperation partners at our disposal.


We have conducted consulting projects for high profile Finnish and international customers for decades. We do e.g. feasibility studies, concept evaluations and optimizations, icebreaking and ice technology consulting, and site supervision. We have theory experts up to professor level at our disposal, and well functioning contacts to ship owner and operator levels. During the last few years, we’ve done ship concept evaluation and optimization commissions for esteemed customers in Finland, Scandinavia, Russia and Canada.


We have long experience in research and development projects. Some of our ice-technology innovations, such as the patented multi-purpose icebreaker concept and the removable icebreaking bow system, have redefined the sector. We have also developed patented solutions for oil recovery.

Our designs are developed with a heavy focus on safety, cost efficiency, fuel economy and environmental factors. Customer satisfaction has always been the most important factor contributing to the success of our business.


• Conceptual design
• Basic design
• Detailed design
• Consulting
• R & D projects
• Conversion design
• Repair design
• Site supervision
• Inspection of documents
• Subcontracting
• Model tests (ice and open water)
• Full scale trials (ice and open water)
• Field testing (bollard pull tests, inclination experiments etc.)
• 3D visualizations & animations

Ship Design in Theory and Practice