Freire Shipyard in collaboration with the ship designer Rolls Royce Marine AS are designing the new research vessel.
The State Secretary for Science Policy, Zuhal Demir, and the Minister of Defense, Steven Vandeput, have announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art oceanographic research vessel to replace our current research vessel, RV Belgica, in 2020.
The name of the new vessel will be chosen via a contest for Belgian schools.
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Production phase: keel laying
Production phase: launching
Production phase: tests
Reception of the new research vessel