Contract signed to build new Antarctic Support Vessel for the Brazilian Navy

The purpose is to build a vessel capable of navigating on ice extensions. To do so, it needs to have a specifically shaped and reinforced hull, especially in its bow, to open the way and break the ice sheets.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR) will receive, by the end of 2025, a new ship to support operations in Antarctica.

The contract has been signed at the Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro between the state-owned Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (EMGEPRON) and Polar 1 Construção Naval SPE Ltda., a Special Purpose Company formed by Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz Ltda. and SembCorp Marine Specialized Shipbuilding (SMSS) PTE. LTDA

The Antarctic Support Vessel (NApAnt), based on the Australian "RV Investigator", will have a length of 93.9 meters, a beam of 18.5 meters, a . . .

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