Three bids have been received for the construction of a new research vessel for Iceland’s Marine Research Institute, all of them from Spanish shipyards.
The process towards the new fisheries research vessel to replace Bjarni Sæmundsson, which has been in service now for more than fifty years, has been in progress for some time, with the design commissioned from Icelandic naval architect Skipasýn.
The bids were delivered to state purchasing authority Ríkiskaup, which has made public the offers from three respected shipyards, all of which have extensive experience of delivering sophisticated ships.
The lowest bid is from Astilleros Armón at €33,450,000, while the offer from Gondán Shipbuilders comes to €35,514,473. The highest bid came from Construcciones Navales P Freire at €38,927,000.