Research vessel Kronprins Haakon taking shape
The construction of the new Norwegian research vessel Kronprins Haakon is taking shape in Italy. The main engines and the largest winch for the scientific work were recently placed on board.
The main engines were recently placed on board. These are the two electro-engines which will power the propellers.
The first - and largest - winch for the scientific work has also been fitted on board. This ROV-winch which will make it possible to operate heavy remote controlled working-submarines down to depths of 6000 m. Four diesel aggregates of 15 megawatts (combined), built by Rolls Royce in Bergen, Norway, will be next.
The ship will be owned by the Norwegian Polar Institute, operated by the Institute of Marine Research and the mail user will be the University of Tromsø - Norway's Arctic University. It will be in regular operation from the autumn of 2017.