Design Philosophy Wim Wolff
Early 2018 we were commissioned by NIOZ | NWO-I to develop the successor of their 30-year-old research vessel Navicula. The goal was to develop a tender specification with underlying design based on the wishes and requirements of all stakeholders.
After a long and intensive design, research and consultancy process, starting with a broad scale of solutions, the result was a concept design that excels in efficiency, speed, manoeuvrability and sea-going behaviour within the set constraints. In addition, much attention was given to (future) solutions to make the vessel emission free.
The European tender specification has been formulated in such a way that there is a good mix between functional and technical specifying, taking into account all European tender rules. We are therefore very proud that in early 2020, NIOZ | NWO-I took the decision to built the new research vessel, named Wim Wolff, at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Harlingen, which will be commissioned in 2023.
Follow the construction of the RV Wim Wolff on the website of NIOZ
|Installed power (3 diesel generator sets)||680||ekW|
|Propulsion||2 × 250||bkW|
|Fuel oil (MGO)||38||m3|
|Deck crane (SWL)||1.50||t|
Pictures courtesy of NIOZ / NWO-I