The Institute of Marine Research (Havforskningsinstituttet) is planning a new coastal research vessel and it will be designed by LMG Marin.

Design contract for the Institute of Marine Research's new coastal research vessel

An open tender competition was announced earlier this year on the design of a new coastal research vessel, and this was won by LMG Marin.

The design contract was signed with the Institute of Marine Research (Havforskningsinstituttet) onboard their recent newbuilding Kronprins Haakon this week.

"We are very pleased to have the Institute of Marine Research (Havforskningsinstituttet) as a customer - one of the significant shipping companies in the Bergens area," says CEO of LMG Marin, Torbjørn Bringedal. "We have worked hard for a long time to achieve this contract”. With high focus on understanding customer needs, plan a functional concept, and work close together with our client in the project up to the final product - appear as often before to give the solution." 

The vessel can be characterized as a compact multi-functional research platform that is well-suited to handle the demand of different operations, including trawling, diving, ROV handling, laboratory work, seabed mapping, etc. The vessel will be approx. 35 meters long, within 500 gross ton and within coasting trade regulations. The vessel has an accommodation of 14 persons.

"We hope the shipyard industry finds the project interesting when our design will be used as a base for building the vessel. We look forward to work further with the design, shipyards and the client to design the best possible vessel. And we look forward seeing the vessel sail around the Norwegian coastline."

Source: LMG Marin