Antarctic Oceanographic Deck Equipment
Project: Hawboldt Industries was retained to provide a comprehensive suite of oceanographic deck equipment for the new polar research vessel Araon, constructed by Hanjin Shipyard for the Korean Polar Research Institute.
The full scope of the project included design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of several ocean sciences winches, a 35 T stern A-frame, hydraulic power packs and an integrated monitoring and control station.
Challenge: The primary project challenges were to design equipment suitable for operations in Antarctic weather conditions, fabricate and test the equipment in Canada and install and commission the equipment in Korea.
Success: With the assistance of Hawboldt’s highly qualified service engineers, all equipment required by contract was delivered and successfully commissioned in Korea. The vessel is currently operational and engaged in its maiden research voyage to Antarctica.
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