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Marine Institute of Ireland signed contract for building of their new ST-research vessel

The Marine Institute in Ireland, located in Galway signed this week the contract for building of their new Multi-Purpose Research Vessel of ST-design to Astilleros Armon SA in Vigo, Spain.

The vessel is of ST-366 design and has a length of 52,8 m.  It is to be designed and built according to the strict ICES 209 standard for underwater noise which has become a branch standard for Fishery Research vessels.  The vessel is arranged for both fishery- and oceanographic research operations as well as other environmental research missions and it will operate mainly in the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ).

For Skipsteknisk AS it i a great honour to design the new vessel for Marine Institute.  Skipsteknisk designed also the "Celtic Explorer" for Marine Institute, delivered to the institute in 2003.  The new vessel to be delivered in 2022 and will replace the present "Celtic Voyager".  The Armon Shipyard is also well known to Skipsteknisk as they earlier this year delivered the "Svea" of ST-367 design to SLU in Sweden.

Please see following link to the Marine Institute's own press release.

https://www.marine.ie/Home/sit...

Skipsteknisk AS, 20th December 2019.