Dr Ruixue Wang (Ph.D.)

Arctic Engineering Specialist

Ruixue is a specialist in his field with 15+ years experience in the fields of arctic and cold regions engineering and environments.

Natural resources exploration and development in arctic regions need to overcome design and planning challenges under extreme environmental conditions. My goal is to challenge engineering boundaries in harsh environments to offer our clients innovative solutions without compromising safety.

Dr. Ruixue Wang has over 15 years of progressive experience in the fields of ice engineering and ice environments. Armed with a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the China’s Dalian University of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in the USA, along with numerous well received technical publications, Ruixue brings his passion for innovative and safe design solutions to challenging arctic engineering projects at Ausenco.

His extensive experience spans globally from sea ice management in the Bohai Sea, China; offshore structural design in ice-covered seas; ice issues in port design in Russia; wave/ice climates in the Arctic Ocean; numerical modelling of sea ice dynamics and thermodynamics; and freshwater-marine coupling in Hudson Bay, Canada.

His most memorable projects include a bearing refit for an offshore structure in a high seismic area to ensure structural integrity during the bearing replacement, as well as an offshore drilling campaign in the Arctic Ocean where he was involved in developing a concept using spray ice islands as both primary and relief drilling platform, and an ice road system design to support all transportation activities.

At Ausenco, he leads our Arctic region engineering projects by lending his extensive expertise to development of design parameters for Arctic regions, determination of ice loads on various structures, exploration drilling program using spray ice islands, design of grounded and floating ice roads and pads, ice-supported Arctic offshore pipeline installation, design of Arctic Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), and winterization of facilities for both O&G and Mining projects in Arctic conditions.

For Ruixue, what makes Ausenco different is how we challenge the boundaries of engineering in harsh and cold environment without compromising our core values, while collaborating with our clients to offer them alternative solutions. Ruixue is a member of SNAME, Calgary

Country experience :

  • Russia
  • Canada
  • Alaska
  • Greenland
Areas of expertise
Oil & Gas
Upstream Consulting
  • Arctic Engineering