MEST signed contract with the Faroese Government to build Oceanic Research Vessel

January 2018

MEST Shipyard is currently in the process of completing its 113th newbuild, a highly sophisticated research vessel for the Faroe Islands’ official Marine Research Institute (Havstovan). The ship, awash with the latest technologies for scientific analyses and related processes – alongside navigation, communication, fish finding and catch – is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Mest Shipyard signed in January 2018 a contract with Western Baltija Shipbuilding (WBS) for the building of the hull of the vessel. The vessel is designed in order to be as quiet as possible in order to get the optimal performance in the research work at sea around the Faroe Islands. The vessel is 54 metres long and 12,6 metres wide. The hull will be transported to the Faroe Islands in the summer of 2019 where MEST Shipyard will finalise the work with accomodation, machinery, piping, electrical and cable work, deck machinery, and final painting work.

MEST Shipyard was in competition against a number of Scandinavian shipyards. “We are proud to have been chosen for the design and construction of this vessel”, Mr Mouritz Mohr CEO, said. “The contract is the largest in the history of our yard and will generate new jobs as well as creating valuable expertise for MEST Shipyard with regard to shipbuilding”.

MEST Shipyard’s current shipbuilding projects include a trawler for a Norwegian owner and several service vessels for the aquaculture businesses.

MEST has a projects- and drawing department with well educated mechanical engineers who assist in the design, consultancy and project management.