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  • 1 October 2019

    RRS Sir David Attenborough, one of the world’s most advanced polar research vessels, has been officially named at a ceremony held at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead, UK, shipyard on Thursday. The milestone event attracted over 600 invited guests and more than 4,000 members of the public. Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council and constructed by […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone today, October 17, 2016, with the ceremonial laying of the keel. Commissioned by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council), operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and built by Cammell Laird, the RRS Sir David Attenborough is meant to transform UK polar research capability. When […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Equipment

    Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by Cammell Laird as the primary supplier of the acoustic scientific research and mapping equipment for the British Antarctic Survey’s new polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new polar research ship, owned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is currently under construction at the Cammell […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Operations & Maintenance

    Construction is progressing on the RRS Sir David Attenborough – one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world. This time-lapse video, shot by Cammell Laird, records progress from October 2016 – December 2017. The footage includes the integration of the stern section which traveled from A&P in Newcastle, along with the ship’s […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A major milestone has been reached on the new Antarctic wharf project at Rothera Research Station. Following two months of deconstructing the old Biscoe wharf, the first frame of the new 74-meter long structure has been lowered into place. Over the weekend, divers completed the final part of the wharf deconstruction along the sea bed, […]

  • 16 July 2018

    UK’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, was launched on Saturday at the Cammell Laird’s shipyard. The 129-metre long, 10,000 tonne hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough was launched into the River Mersey for the first time. Once in the river, tugs towed hull number 1390 to Cammell Laird’s wet basin for the next […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Sonardyne International, UK, has been awarded the contract to supply Britain’s new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough, with subsea acoustic tracking and position reference equipment. The Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system will be used by scientists to precisely track the position of, and communicate with, scientific instruments and robotic vehicles deployed from […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has just reported that the modernization work has begun at Rothera Research Station, with BAM Nuttall starting on the deconstruction of the old wharf. A new 74-meter long wharf, bigger, deeper and stronger than the current one, will be built during the next two Antarctic seasons. The project is due for completion in […]

  • 6 May 2016

    Following an online poll to name UK’s new polar research vessel, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has decided to use the name “Boaty McBoatface” but not for the vessel itself. Namely, the name that scored the most public votes will be given to the remotely operated subsea vehicle that will be used by the scientists on-board. The […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    A new yellow robot submarine, based at Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has been named Boaty McBoatface by Jo Johnson – Minister of State for universities, science, research and innovation. The naming took place alongside the keel-laying ceremony of the UK’s new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, at Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead. […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Another milestone has been reached on the journey towards the completion of Britain’s new polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough, designed by Rolls-Royce and being built by Merseyside shipyard Cammell Laird. The last of the vessel’s Bergen B33:45 engines /gensets have been craned into the ship’s hull at Cammell Laird ready to be […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Britain’s new polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough is to be launched into the River Mersey for the first time this weekend Saturday 14 July 2018. Once in the river, tugs will tow the 10,000 tonne hull number 1390 to Cammell Laird’s wet basin for the next stages of construction. The 129-metre ship […]

  • 6 June 2017

    Cammell Laird shipyard has reached the nine-month milestone in its project to build the UK’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The ship has been commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and it will be operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said that since […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    FarSounder’s longest range sonar system FarSounder-1000 is slated to be the latest addition of the equipment incorporated into the British Antarctic Survey’s new Polar Research Vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Cammell Laird is currently constructing this more than $180 million polar research ship owned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) at the Cammell Laird […]

  • 14 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (July 09 – July 15). ROVOP Eyes Further Growth M2 Subsea Nets £10M in Six Months RRS Sir David Attenborough Ready to Hit The Water Profits Rise for Aker Solutions Ocean Infinity Takes Island Pride on Long-Term Charter

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird has held a keel laying ceremony for the new GBP 150 million (USD 183.5 million) polar research vessel at Birkenhead site in Liverpool City Region. The new ship is named after David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalist who started the keel laying process by initiating the lifting by crane of the first […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Engineering services specialist, EnerMech, has been awarded a contract on the £150 million polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new polar ship is commissioned by the National Environment Research Council, (NERC) is currently under construction at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead shipyard. It will be operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and will transform […]

  • 17 April 2020
    Infrastructure

    A new £40 million wharf to moor the RRS Sir David Attenborough has been completed at the British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station in Antarctica. The wharf has been used by polar ships for the first time to transport staff and materials back to the UK. A specialist team of engineers, divers, builders and project managers built […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Completion of the new King Edward Point Research Station wharf marks the latest milestone for the £140m UK Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme. The new wharf at Rothera Research Station and mooring dolphin provide the extra capability required to berth the new UK polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new wharf was commissioned […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Equipment

    A new milestone has been reached in the building of the new polar research ship for Britain, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, as the ‘stern section’ is transported by barge from Hebburn-based shipyard A&P Tyne to the Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead. Commissioned by NERC and built by Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders, the vessel is […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    BAM Nuttall has just announced that a major modernization program at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Rothera Research Station begins its second ‘summer season’ this month with the arrival of a 40-plus person team from BAM. As reported, construction work on a new 74m long wharf resumes, and initial groundworks for a new science and operations […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The construction team of BAM Nuttall Limited and Ramboll UK have just finished removing the old Biscoe wharf at the Rothera Research Station, Antarctica. As reported by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), deconstruction of the old wharf – which began in January – was completed in early March. BAS also added that the first frames of the new […]