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In Norway, the company controlled by CDP has delivered a new oceanographic ice-breaker to study polar waters and is ready to build two special cruise ships for Viking
Fincantieri, a company controlled by CDP, continues growing with environmental sustainability and technological research in mind. The Italian shipbuilding group and global naval engineering leader, has delivered the oceanographic ice-breaker “Kronprins Haakon” to the Vard Langsten plant in Norway.
The unit, built for the Institute of Marine Research - the Norwegian government’s oceanographic and marine research body - arrived in Norway to carry out final tests and be prepared for delivery having completed the construction process in the integrated yard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano. The ship, to be operating in polar waters, can move autonomously on a layer of ice up to one metre thick.
Sustainability and technology: the principles Kronprins Haakon is based on, is constructed with criteria that minimise environmental impact and reduce underwater noise pollution, thus enabling the study of fish and marine mammals. The ship is equipped with sensors and equipment guaranteeing high flexibility for execution of several scientific missions, geological, geophysical, chemical and seismological.
The unit will be used globally to study the methods and consequences of climate change in the Arctic. However, the commitment of Fincantieri does not stop with the Kronprins Haakon. Vard Holdings Limited, a company controlled by the Italian Group, has signed a letter of intent for the design and construction of two special cruise ships for Viking, plus an option for another two.
The units, to be delivered respectively in the second quarter 2021 and the second quarter 2022, will be the first ones built by Vard for this Norwegian shipowner. Fincantieri, a company controlled by CDP, confirms its international, naval engineering leadership position, aimed at environmental sustainability and technological research.