The groundbreaking Sternmax is a high capacity advancing Arctic skimmer designed to separate oil from the drifting ice with a high recovery rate of 230 m³/h (1013 gpm). The 28 brush wheel skimmer system has two oil transfer GTA 115 pumps and an ice and oil separating grate that collect oil with excellent ice handling capabilities in harsh Arctic climatic conditions.

As the vessel with ice breaking capabilities crushes the ice, the Sternmax is deployed from the rear of the vessel. The isolation grate pushes the large pieces of drifting crushed ice under the water, separating the oil and water from ice. The grate can be lifted and tilted to remove ice and debris. The oil is collected by the brush skimmer that separates the oil from the water and transfers the oil into a hopper equipped with two GTA 115 pumps.

The Sternmax is supported by an A-frame that deploys the skimmer off the stern of the vessel from its storage cradle. It is a robust and durable vessel mounted, hydraulically driven system that utilizes Lamor’s proven technology to enable successful Arctic oil spill response operations. The Sternmax is designed and certified in accordance with DNV 22.2 Lifting Appliances and it is Ex-Zone 1.

Please see the Downloadables-section for a more thorough overview of the Sternmax, or contact your nearest sales representative for more information.

Technical Specifications

Item ID 369263
Length (isolation grate) 9000 mm 354 in
Width (isollation grate) 2400 mm 94 in
Height 1060 mm 42 in
Weight (system) 32 tonnes 35 tons
Capacity 230 m³/h 1013 gpm
Hydraulic Flow 240 l/min 63 gpm
Hydraulic Pressure 210 bar 3045 psi
Power 110 kW 148 hp
Power 110 kW 148 hp
Operational reach 7 m 23 ft
Oil transfer pumps 2xGTA115

Features and Benefits

  • Excellent crushed and drifting ice handling capabilities
  • Max. ice thickness 1.1 m (43.3 in)
  • Ice, water and oil separation
  • Hot water injection
  • Steam heated isolation grate
  • A-frame mounted maneuverable system
  • 28 stiff brush wheel system
  • Storage cradle for easy maintenance, cleaning and de-icing
  • Dual positive Archimedes pumps
  • Removable isolation grate for non-Arctic operations
  • Remote control Ex Zone 1
  • Single operator

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