By Dr. Silke Sadowski, Editor-in-Chief Ship and Offshore Magazine: This issue of Ship and Offshore is focusing on the Arctic in view of its topicality. An article on p. 34 describes the special requirements of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading platform for production of oil and gas on the Barents Sea from 2013. Seismic vessels of the new generation type SX134 for operating in Arctic waters are also portrayed (p. 36). Both the FPSO and the seismic vessels have been designed specifically for operating in the harsh Arctic conditions and meet high environmental standards.
The development and introduction of environment-friendly technologies are key issues for Arctic operations and remain crucial considerations for the global shipping industry