S.A. Agulhas II for South African Department of Environmental Affairs (NB 1369)

S.A. Agulhas II for South African Department of Environmental Affairs (NB 1369)

STX Finland Oy and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs has signed a contract for construction of a Polar Supply and Research Vessel. The ship with a value of approximately EUR 116 million will bring some 600 man-years of work.

The ship will function as a multi-purpose vessel, serving, among other things, as a supply vessel, research vessel, icebreaker, expedition vessel, as well as a passenger ship. The ice-strengthened vessel will be approximately 134 metres long and it will have accommodation for a crew of 45 and some 100 researchers or passengers.

Technical information:

  • Length overall:    134.0 m
  • Breadth:    23.0 m
  • Draught:    7.65 m
  • Speed:    14 knots (5 knots in 1m ice)

Project work:

  • machinery detail design: model, drawings in Tribon M3