After the MARIA S. MERIAN and the SONNE, Luhe-Silencer now equipped the next research vessel this time for the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST).
The marine scientific research vessel is scheduled for completion and delivery in late 2015. It is planned to begin service officially in June, 2016, after about 6-month sea trial upon delivery, expected to greatly contribute to promoting marine science technology skills through conducting marine research activities in ocean as well as reinforcing Korea’s marine competitiveness. Korea’s first large-scale oceanographic research vessel will boast a mast of 100m, weigh a total of 5,900 tonnes, and house more than 40 different types of state-of-the-art research equipment. It will be constructed so that some 60 passengers will be able to reliably conduct research in rough waters for more than 50 days. STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is taking part in this new building project as builder.