The Norwegian Government decided in October 2012 to build a new polar research vessel. The Institute of Marine Research is in charge of the project and Rolls Royce Marine has designed the new vessel. "Kronprins Haakon" represents a state-of-the-art for research vessels and the project has a total budget of approx 1400 mill. NOK, or app. 175 mill €.
Follow the building prosess via the vessels project site
Length: 100 meters
Width: 21 meters
Price: 1,400,000,000 NKR
Completion: early 2018