Arctic engineering

Engineering solutions for harsh conditions

With extensive experience as a provider of specialist engineering design services in cold weather climates, Ausenco never gets cold feet. 

Our pioneering work on ice technology has made Ausenco the leading designer of ice roads, ice islands and ice-resistant structures to support arctic oil and gas development. Our experience and expertise covers projects from concept studies through to detailed design, for resources and energy clients developing projects in cold and harsh weather environments.

We have been working continuously in the Arctic for more than 35 years.  Completing more than 60 projects in Canada, Alaska, Russia and Greenland in the past five years alone, we are associated with a number of firsts in arctic and offshore engineering, including the:

  • first artificial island, Immerk
  • first deep-water steel caisson, Molikpaq
  • first spray-ice bottom-founded island, Mars
  • first spray-ice floating island, Panarctic

We also offer expertise in all project phases across the different sectors. Our experienced team provide services in:

  • arctic environment and ice characteristics  assessment
  • ice-resistant offshore platforms
  • ice-resistant port structures
  • ice-resistant floating structures
  • ice-resistant artificial islands
  • ice roads, airstrips and drill pads (offshore and onshore) 
  • ice spray and testing equipment
  • through-the-ice pipe lay
  • permafrost foundations
  • arctic product transport simulation 
  • coastal and dredging
  • winterisation of facilities
  • arctic and remote region logistics

To read more about our ingenious solutions in icy conditions, click on the related case studies or download our arctic engineering brochure in English and Portuguese.

Contact us

For more information on our arctic engineering solutions and a confidential discussion with one of our team members, please contact: