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Shipyard Construction of a Research Vessel


RFx ID : 24178224
Tender Name : Shipyard Construction of a Research Vessel
Reference # :
Open Date : Wednesday, 7 April 2021 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Wednesday, 5 May 2021 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Information (Market research) (RFI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 72141200 - Marine construction services
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Desiree Campbell
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA) requires a replacement for its 40-year-old research vessel RV Kaharoa.

A new multipurpose Research Vessel is required to meet NIWA’s survey needs now and into the future. These include offshore fisheries surveys (demersal and pelagic trawling and acoustic surveys), oceanographic surveys, hydrographic surveys.

The vessel needs to be capable of deployment and recovery of a range of equipment, including ROVs/AUVs. NIWA have commissioned Naval Architects Skipsteknisk AS to produce a basic vessel design and tender documentation for vessel construction.

We are seeking to engage a suitably qualified and experienced shipyard to accept the Skipsteknisk AS design, and work with Skipsteknisk AS on the detailed design, construction and outfitting of this vessel (approx. length 36m). The proposed completion date to be June 2024.