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Damen Floats out Australian Icebreaker

Damen with the positioning of prefabricated of Marine Research (IMR).

Aussie Icebreaker Floats Out

The new Antarctic Supply Research superstructure blocks, bringing the ? n- The 9,000-gross-ton icebreaker is

Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently ished vessel to its full 10-deck height of more than 100 meters long, 21 wide and under construction at Damen Shipyards just over 50 meters. can reach speeds up to 15 knots. She

Galati in Romania has been ? oated out The construction process is calling on is able to move independently through and maneuvered 250 meters to a quay- input from two different Damen yards: ice up to one meter thick. She is built to side berth where the ongoing construc- Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in ensure minimum environmental impact tion and out? tting process will take the Netherlands is providing engineer- and reduced underwater noise, so as to place. ing and project management services, allow studies on ? sh and marine mam-

Damen is building the 160-meter-long and Damen Shipyards Galati is carrying mals. icebreaking vessel for Serco subsidiary out vessel construction and out? tting Although speci? cally tailored to the

DMS Maritime on behalf of the Aus- tasks. Arctic, Kronprins Haakon will be able tralian Department of the Environment to carry out oceanographic and hydro-

Oceanographic Icebreaker and Energy. The multi-mission ves- graphic research activities in any area of

Kronprins Haakon Delivered sel will keep Australia’s three perma- operation. The vessel features a range of nent research stations on the Antarctic A new icebreaking research vessel state-of-the-art sensors and equipment continent and its research station on built for the Norwegian governmental for performing various scienti? c tasks

Macquarie Island supplied with cargo, body for oceanographic research and such as geology, geophysics, chemistry equipment and personnel. Additionally, ? shing, was delivered earlier this year and seismology studies. The vessel will it will serve as a fully equipped research in Norway. conduct missions on a global scale and laboratory facility for up to 116 scien- After the building process was com- will be used to study the modalities and ti? c staff. pleted at Fincantieri’s Integrated ship- consequences of climate change in the

Construction of the vessel began in yard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano in Arctic environment.

August 2017. Building from the keel up, Italy, the new vessel, named Kronprins At the bow, the ship’s hangar is able the build process has reached the fourth Haakon, sailed to the Vard Langsten to accommodate two helicopters and is deck level in that time. Now that the ves- shipyard in Norway for ? nal tests and equipped with complex instrumenta- sel is a? oat, construction will continue preparation for delivery to the Institute tion able to investigate the morphology

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