Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
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Institute for Sea Research

Sustainable RV Adriaen Coenen will replace RV Stern

In Febraury 2021 the NWO-I Foundation Board has approved the NIOZ investment for the construction of the second new ship in the national research fleet. The seriously outdated Wadden Sea research and support vessel RV Stern was in urgent need of replacement. Next Generation Shipyards in Lauwersoog has won the tender. The RV Adriaen Coenen is expected to be delivered in the spring of 2022.

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Preparations & design RV Adriaen Coenen will be a smart, functional, distinctive and sustainable ship. With sustainability and ideal dimensions as starting points in design. Read more…
Technical specifications Read more on the technical specifications, general plan and measurements of RV Adriaen Coenen...
News & images Read news and background information about the new reseach fleet. Here you can also find illustrations, photos and videos of the construction of the vessels.

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