Mounting of the ice knife

Photos and film from the building process

Here you will find pictures from the buildingprocess of the new "Kronprins Haakon":

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New milestone reached

Kronprins Haakon reached a new milestone today when the vessel was rolled out of the construction hall and saw daylight for the first time. This is the heaviest ship lift ever made in Italy. The whole carriage weighed approximately 8000 tons and the weight was distributed over four trolleys with a total of 1360 wheels.

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Full speed ahead

Summer has gone and the work running. There are more or less 600 people on board every day, almost all disciplines is represented.

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Length: 100 meters
Width: 21 meters
Price: 1,400,000,000 NKR
Completion: mid-2017

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Institute of Marine Research:
Karl Robert Røttingen
Tel:+47 958 75 066

Per Wilhelm Nieuwejaar
Tel:+47 913 17 465

Norwegian Polar Institute:
Øystein Mikelborg
Tel:+47 917 05 029

UiT The Arctic University of Norway:
Jon Einar Hansen
Tel: +47 900 82 436