Winmos III

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

This is the Baltic Sea

globe

15%
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 ice every winter, affecting maritime transports in the area. Modern logistic standards require predictability for merchant shipping, all year round, and a functioning winter navigation system is essential.

Winter Navigation Motorways of the Sea III (WINMOS III) aims to ensure safe and reliable winter traffic in a cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable way by developing, modernizing, and safeguarding the winter navigation system and ensuring sufficient icebreaking capacity.

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Work packages

01Project management, coordination, and communication

02Icebreaker procurement and construction
03Studies of smaller icebreaker’s properties for future assistance needs
04Further enhancement and adaptation of lBNet for new security demands
05Development of icebreaker operators’ competence and skills
06Study on the winter navigation system operational environment changes

Videos

 

WINMOS II introduction video

Contacts

Lead partner

Finnish Transport Infrastucture Agency

P.O. Box 33, 00521 Helsinki
Finland

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