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Arctic skimmer

Arctic skimmer

The Arctic Skimmer is a special purpose oil recovery system designed for operations in extremely harsh conditions. The skimmer represents a technical breakthrough for equipment that provides an efficient and effective solution for recovery in all ice and Arctic conditions.

“Lamor has many years of real life experience in extreme arctic conditions in many northern countries and with very cold viscous oils”

How it works

The Arctic Skimmer is normally deployed by a crane or davit but can also be operated as a free-floating skimmer utilizing the optional floats when required. The skimmer incorporates static ice deflection pipes and rotating brush wheels for separation and collection of oil. It’s equipped with a hot water injection system to improve recovery in Arctic conditions. The two brush wheels collect and separate the oil from the water and ice particles are crushed by the ice crushing screws installed in the hopper. The certified recovery capacity of the skimmer is 125 m3/h (550 GPM). Optionally the product can also be fitted with floats for skimmer use in open waters.


  • High oil recovery capacity
  • Recovery of light to heavy oils and bitumen, not affected by debris
  • Robust and durable

Scenarios of use

  • Solid and broken ice
  • Arctic and Anarctic shipping channels
  • Cold weather areas
  • Harbors with ice
  • Extreme conditions

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Technical Specifications
Item ID223086
Length1850 mm / 73
Width1414 mm / 56
Height2182 mm / 86
Weight950 kg / 2094
Capacity w/ Brush
125 m3/h / 550
Free Water
Hydraulic flow
40l/min / 10.5
200 bar / 2900
Power30 kW / 40 hp

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