VARD 6 16

​Research and Expedition Vessel

Equipped with the latest technology on board, the vessel will be one of the most advanced research expedition vessels in the world. Equipment for monitoring and surveying marine areas, currents, the seabed, fish, animals and plant life in all of the world’s oceans will be available on the vessel.

Environmental performance has been crucial throughout the concept- and development phase. The VARD 6 16 design is developed for navigating waters in the most challenging and vulnerable environments, from arctic to tropical areas. To secure the most cost efficient, silent, comfortable and environmentally friendly expeditions in all weather conditions, the vessel is designed with slim hull lines in combination with wave-cutting bulb, slender foreship, large propellers and two pairs of stabilization fins. Other key features are the energy recovery rudder system, medium speed engines, a direct drive diesel-electric propulsion system with battery package, and an exhaust cleaning system.

The vessel will be built to the highest standard making it suitable for charter to private individuals, companies and institutions.

REV is under construction and will be delivered in 2020.

Technical information

Length overall: 181.6 m
Length between p.p.:  
Breadth moulded: 22 m
Depth main deck:  
Design draught midship:  
Max. scantling draught midship: 5 m
Recovered oil capacity approx.:  
Frame spacing:  
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