spring 2019

TEK-3006 Cold Climate Engineering - 10 ECTS

Last changed: 31.10.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Science and Technology


Tromsø |

Type of course

The course may be taken as a singular course

Admission requirements

Opptakskode 9371

Course content

The course will give a thorough overview on and understanding of the physical environment in cold climate and arctic regions with emphasis on the differences between the design conditions and the operational conditions. The cause of and conditions during Polar Low pressure will be discussed: • Stability aspects caused by icing of vessels • Operation planning in view of potential for polar low pressures, statistics of operations • Discussion of winterization needs for offshore structures and vessels • Requirements to emergency systems for Arctic conditions • Human factors when working in cold climate regions • Formation and growth of ice and the properties of ice • Sea ice features and icebergs in the Barents Sea • Loading from drifting ice • International standard for Arctic Offshore Structures

Objectives of the course

Give the participants insight into the following aspects of cold climate engineering: - Design and work in cold climate and covers both offshore and onshore related aspects - Conceptual thinking with the aim of identifying sound solutions rather than on detailed design for cold climate and arctic regions. Those interested in detailed design will be referred to appropriate rules and standards - Operational aspects, including maintenance, of working in cold climate and arctic regions

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and project. The course may be given as an intensive course where all lectures are given in three gatherings, two days each, during the semester


Project report (40%) and 5 hours written exam (60%). Letter grading A - F.

Date for examination

Written examination 04.06.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.