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

In addition to hosting tailored programmes for researchers from across the globe, the ship will also be available for charter, intended for recreational purposes and expeditions, potentially in combination with scientific input and technical seminars.

The ship will also be used by Røkke and his family for parts of the operating time, on the same terms and conditions as for other charterers.

This model will provide funding for further research and development activities.






✠1A1, Passenger Ship, E0, ICE 1C, NAUT-NAV, BIS, CLEAN DESIGN Tier III, BWM-T, Recyclable, HELDK-SHF, SILENT-R, TMON, Battery power

SrTP – (Safe Return to Port) x2 engine rooms, x2 switchboard rooms, x2 propulsion room, emergency bridge, emergency galley, x2 fixed fire fighting system

USPH – (United States Public Health) galley arrangement meets US stringent health requirements for food hygiene, food transportation and handling


LOA: 182.6m with trawl arrangement deployed Beam: 22m Draught: 5.0m Light ship, 5.4m heavy ship GT: 16,000

4x 2400 eKw ea Caterpillar C280-8 Generators 2x 3200 kW ea. Electric main propulsion motors with SILENT R notation 2x 4000mm 5 blade CPP (controllable pitch propellers) optimised for SILENT-R notation 1x 880 kW controllable pitch tunnel thruster aft 1x 880 kW controllable pitch tunnel thruster fwd 1x 880 kW fixed pitch drop down azimuth thruster fwd Dynamic positioning system

Max speed 17 kts Sonar work 11 kts Biomass sampling 2 kts

MGO: 1050 m3 Potable water: 370 m3 Technical water: 240 m3 Clean waste water: 340 m3 Ballast water 1300 m3

Scientists: 60 — Crew: 30

Crew: 30 — Scientists: 24 — Passengers: 36

Crew: 54 — Guests: 36

Green philosophy

  • Diesel electric with additional 3MW lithium ion battery pack for peak shaving ensuring optimum efficiency, with silent running under batteries alone for limited periods of time at biomass sampling speeds 2 kts during research missions
  • Medium speed generators compiling with the latest Marpol Tier III regulation with additional DPF (Diesel Particulate Filters)
  • High efficiency frequency controlled research winch package with energy recovery system, so that power can be harvested on winch release and re-directed into battery pack
  • Heat recovery on all main generators and incinerator for feeding back into hot water circuits and HVAC, reducing power demands from generators. Heat recovery system used for generating free fresh water through evaporator plant 30 m3/24 hrs
  • “Free cool” system for air conditioning system in sea water temperature below 10 degrees, reducing power consumption
  • Hi-tech incinerator system allowing all materials including plastics but not metal or glass to be incinerated in an environmental way without producing any noxious gases and limited char, meaning the ship does not have to off load plastic waste to shoreside facilities in countries with limited ability to then dispose of plastics. Every 1 kg of waste burnt puts 110kgs thermal power back into ships systems
  • Latest LED lighting systems throughout vessel to reduce power consumption
  • VARD SeaQ “Green Pilot” system for monitoring COx, SOx and NOx emissions plus other environmental parameters to allow crew to run the ship in the most environmental way keeping the carbon footprint to a minimum
  • Latest ballast water treatment system to prevent species cross contamination across ocean zones
  • Vessel built under DNV-GL SILENT-R notation for maximum prevention of underwater noise pollution
  • Hull construction built to ICE PC6 for navigation in ice infested water, medium first year ice with old inclusions, machinery specified to ICE 1C
  • Decks covered in either synthetic deck covers or WWF FSC certified woods

Autonomy – for full complement of 90 persons

Dry good stores: 165 m3 Refrigerated stores: 93 m3 Freezer stores: 76 m3 Drink stores: 60 m3

Enough stores for 90 persons for 114 days, for longer trips extra stores can be provided in reefer containers on deck at 20 additional days per container fully loaded

MGO: 1050 m3

Range: 21,120 nautical miles at 11 kts speed

Waste water: 340 m3

Enough capacity to treat and store waste water from 90 persons for 21 days before discharging, allowing the vessel to discharge to shore facilities or to discharge well beyond legal requirements.

Hospital with medic cabin

Facilities for scientists and crew

TV and recreational lounges, internet centre, gym, and mingling zone

Research equipment/systems

  • Forward sonar array
  • Two helipads for drones and helicopter surveys
  • Container deck with umbilical room capacity for 16 20’ containers single layer or 31 20’ containers double layer, umbilical room supplies multiple voltage power, water, data connections for containerised laboratories, ROV, AUV, reefer modules
  • Forward air sampling snorkel with direct feed to aerosol laboratory
  • X2 C-Band/Ku-Band hi speed vSat terminals
  • Multiple work boats
  • Multiple laboratories with multi-functional usage, dry, wet chilled
  • 40 seat auditorium for lectures
  • Media editing suite for videography, documentaries etc
  • Conference centre with large meeting room, small meeting room and hot swap desk arrangement
  • Working/Container deck crane, 15T @ 35 meters, that also can be used for coring system (6000m sampling).
  • X5 hangar gantry cranes, two units designed with 10T side load for auxiliary trawling arrangement, and plastic retrieval system
  • 7.7 x 5m Moonpool with LARS for AUV, ROV, CTD, submarine and other scientific equipment
  • Umbilical winch for ROV with 6000m capacity
  • ROV online and offline room with pilot and co-pilot seats and controls
  • 15 t skidding system installed in hangar floor for movement of ROV, submarines and heavy equipment safely
  • Eco-harvesting system for live catch and release of biomass and pelagic samples
  • Aft trawling arrangement under targa for mid water column pelagic sampling
  • Aft towing arrangement for trailed sonar array
  • X2 drop keel for accurate sonar work, sampling,
  • Underwater hydrophone system for listening to ocean mammals
  • Coring system capable of 18 mtr long 80mm coring samples at 6000 mtrs with 20T coring traction winch either through hangar doors or from working/container deck
  • R & D workshop for concept into practise solutions
  • Multi-purpose exhibition room, lecture room