Winmos II

Developing the maritime winter navigation system and safeguarding icebreaking recourses in EU’s northernmost waters.

This is the Baltic Sea

globe

6,5%
Percentage of the world’s maritime transports

ice

86M€
Cost of icebreaking per winter (for Sweden, Finland and Estonia)

vessel

2 000
Vessels in the area at any given time

cargo

639 000 000
Tonnes of cargo per year

Project overview


The European Union’s northernmost waters are covered by sea ice every winter, affecting the smooth maritime transport in the area. During normal and hard winters a high number of vessels are frequently delayed due to ice conditions.

Winter Navigation Motorways of the Sea II (WINMOS II) Action aims to ensure safe and reliable winter traffic in a cost efficient way by further developing the winter navigation system and ensuring sufficient icebreaking capacity.

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Activities

01Implementation and further development of IBNext

02Study on battery hybrid for safer and more environmentally friendly operation

03Further development of the Common Rail system

04Life extension of Finnish icebreakers

05Pilot study on removable-bow concept

06Development of icebreaker training

07Study on life extension works of Estonian icebreakers

08Study on adequacy of icebreaking capacity and level of service in Baltic Sea during severe winters

09Project management and dissemination

Reports

WINMOS II project brochure (PDF, 583 kB)

 

Winmos I reports are found in Winmos I web site.

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Contacts

Lead partner

Finnish transport agency

P.O. Box 33, 00521 Helsinki
Finland

Chief project manager

Other partners

Swedish Maritime Administration

SE-601 78 Norrkoping
Sweden

Arctia Icebreaking ltd

Laivastokatu 9, 00160 Helsinki
Finland

Novia University of Applied Sciences

PO BOX 6, FI-65201 Vaasa
Finland

Aalto University

PO Box 11000, FI-00076 Aalto
Finland

Estonian Maritime Administration

Valge 4, 11413 Tallinn
Estonia

ILS Ship Design & Engineering

Puutarhakatu 45, 20100 Turku
Finland