Skipsteknisk to design new research vessel for Ireland

Skipsteknisk has been awarded a design contract for a new fishery and oceanographic research vessel for the government of Ireland.

The new vessel will delivered to the Marine Institute in Galway upon completion to replace the 1997-built Celtic Voyager.

The contract includes design and engineering, class, and construction drawings. Skipsteknisk will also supervise the construction of the vessel throughout the construction and test period.

The new vessel will perform scientific missions within fishery research as well as oceanography, bottom mapping, environmental research, and meteorology.

It will have a length of 50 metres and will be designed to ensure low carbon emissions, low energy consumption, and low underwater radiated noise.

The shipbuilding contract will be tendered in the second half of 2019 and will be awarded by the end of the year.

This will be Skipsteknisk’s second vessel designed for the Marine Institute following the 2003-built Celtic Explorer.

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