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The research vessel Skagerak in Sweden for final work

News: Apr 21, 2020

Research vessel Skagerak at Nya varvet
 

The final stage is now underway to complete the research vessel Skagerak. The steering group has been strengthened and work on procurement is ongoing.

It was in mid-March that Skagerak arrived in Gothenburg and Nya varvet. After assiduous work during the winter Skagerak could, after some drama, be towed to Gothenburg. Once the agreement was signed, the storm Laura pulled in and the ship was forced to remain at the shipyard in Poland for another two days. The storm calmed down and the ship left the harbor with a five-hour margin before Poland's closure of the border as a result of the corona virus.

Procurement of shipyard

SkagerakThe work during the winter has been focused entirely on how the completion should be done and to negotiate an agreement with the shipyard in Poland. Now it is the university's procured shipping company NOS that monitors the ship at Nya varvet and ensures the operation of various systems on board.

In addition, the university have now begun work on the procurement of a shipyard for the remaining period.
- After in-depth discussions in the steering group, we have come to the conclusion that we need support from a shipyard that can provide some service to us. We already have a contract with the supplier who will clarify the propulsion system so it is not about that, but about different types of service functions during completion, says Göran Hilmersson dean and also the chair of the steering group.

Strengthening of the steering group

In the autumn, the vice-chancellor appointed an external inquiry that would make recommendations for how the project should be pursued. The investigators found, among other things, that the university needed to strengthen the control of the vessel project and add additional expertise. Therefore, the steering group has now been strengthened with Örjan Larsson who is a marine consultant with several decades of experience in the marine area and the shipbuilding industry.
- We are very pleased that we have been able to appoint Örjan Larsson to the steering group. His solid background will be of great benefit to us in the project, says Göran Hilmersson.

PHOTO: CARL THORÉN AND HELEN EASTERLING

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Originally published on: science.gu.se

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