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April 5, 2018

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Fincantieri has delivered to the oceanographic ship icebreaker Kronprins Haakon

Marine Research is realized for the Institute Norwegian of

In recent days in the Norwegian ship yard of Vard Langsten the delivery of the Kronprins Haakon has happened, a ship oceanographic icebreaker destined to operate in the polar waters that are realized by Fincantieri for the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), the agency of oceanographic and ittica search of the Norwegian government.

After the completion of the process of construction near the integrated yard Italian of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano di Fincantieri, the ship has reached Norway for the execution of the final tests and the preparation for the delivery.

With a tonnage of 9.000 tons, a advanced length to 100 meters, a width of the 21 and maximum speeds of 15 knots, the Kronprins Haakon can be moved independently through an ice layer often until a meter. It is constructed following criteria that diminish the environmental impact and reduce the irradiated noise underwater so as to allow studies on marine fish and mammals and will be able to carry out own activities of oceanographic and hydrographical search in any theater of operations.

The new ship is able to accommodate 55 people in 38 cabins - personal of search, students and members of the crew - and is equipped of the highest standards than comfort for the fleeting ships. To bow it has a hangar that can accommodate two helicopters and is endowed of a complex instrumentation in a position to inquiring the morphology and geology of the seabeds. Fincantieri has evidenced that the sensors and the installed equipments constitute state of the art of the technology and guarantee a flexibility much elevating in the execution of various scientific missions, allowing them to carry out searches also in the withins of geology, the geophysicist, chemistry and seismology.

The ship will carry out missions on a global scale and will be employed in order to study the modalities and the consequences of the climatic change in the Arctic atmosphere.

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