Finnøy’s silent propulsion systems in action

Tamhae III. Photo by Ulstein Design  Solutions AS

Norway’s Finnøy has delivered two projects which the company states mark significant advancements in silent maritime propulsion, for research vessels the Tamhae III and Kahroa II. 

Tamhae III, South Korea’s first multi-purpose geophysical research vessel, was built by HJ Shipbuilding & Construction in Busan, South Korea and designed by Ulstein in Norway. It is equipped with state-of-the-art 3D and 4D research apparatus, a dynamic positioning system and noise abatement mechanisms, enabling comprehensive geophysical investigations across oceans, polar regions, and continental shelves.

The second vessel Finnøy supplied is the Kaharoa II, a newly constructed research vessel at Astilleros Armon in Spain, which signifies a technological breakthrough for the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand. Designed by Skipsteknisk in Norway, this vessel is also specifically engineered to operate with minimal underwater sound and acoustics.

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