25.October 2023

Icelandic research vessel launching in December

A new Icelandic Research vessel will be launched from the shipyard Astilleros Armón in Vigo, Spain on December 15th.

Upon launching, the vessel will officially be named Þórunn Þórðardóttir HF 300. The vessel will take its name from Þórunn Þórðardóttir, who was the first Icelandic woman with the education as a specialist in maritime studies.  She was a pioneer in research on the primary productivity of small algae in the sea off Iceland, according to an announcement on the
Council's website.

​The aim is to deliver the vessel to the Icelanders in October 2024 and then it will set sail to the country. Þórunn Þórðardóttir HF 300 will replace Bjarni Sæmundsson HF 30, which has served as a Research vessel for 53 years. The new vessel is designed by Skipasýn and is roughly 70 m long and 13 m wide.

This new vessel was designed with great focus on the environment and leading technology. All means were assessed and applied to reduce the use of fossil fuels to save energy for this vessel.

It is therefore a great honor for Naust Marine to be able to contribute to reducing the environmental impact, by supplying sophisticated electric winches. These winches operate producing zero emissions so as not to contribute to air pollution, no hydraulic fluid spills or fires, less environmental noise and vibrations, and higher efficiency.

Among the equipment that will be delivered to the research vessel  

  • Trawl winches
  • Gilson and sweep line winches
  • Research winches
  • Net drum and anchor winches along with other auxiliary winches
  • Cranes, gallows, and blocks
  • Complete system control equipment