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Project overview
  • Vessel type: Arctic Vessels, Special Purpose vessels
  • Vessel name: NUYINA
Scope of work
  • Concept Design
  • Tender Design
  • Operational Concepts
  • 3D renderings
  • Promotional movie
Project specification

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The heavy icebreaker was designed for the Australian Government to resupply their Antarctic bases and for research and scientific work. The vessel can deploy a wide range of vehicles, including helicopters, landing barges and amphibious trucks to support the resupply operations. The new ship provides a modern platform for marine science research in both sea ice and open water with a large moon pool for launching and retrieving sampling equipment and remotely operated vehicles.

Unique to the vessel is a hybrid propulsion system to provide both the high power needed for icebreaking and silent running for science operations. Sensitive acoustic instruments are mounted on dual drop keels and multi-beam bathymetric sonars will enable sea floor mapping. Flexible and modular science laboratories will provide scientists the diverse facilities needed for conducting cutting edge research.

Main Particulars

  • Length o.a.: 160,50 m
  • Breadth moulded: 25,60 m
  • Depth to main deck: 19,20 m
  • Draught max: 9,20 m
  • Displacement full load: 24000 t


  • of passengers (scientists): 116 pers
  • of crew: 32 pers


  • Max: 16+ kn
  • Ice breaking: 3 kn


  • Diesel-Direct + PTI (electric hybrid)
  • Propulsion power: 26600 kW
  • Generator power: 11000 kWe
  • Thrusters: 3 bow and 3 stern


Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

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