Latest of three Dutch vessel renewals christened

'Wim Wolff' will be capable of spending long periods aground during its research activities (Thecla Bodewes)

The second vessel of a three-vessel replacement programme has been christened for the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.

With alternative marine fuel very much going through an evolving process and the vessel’s expected lifespan of 30 plus years, at the time of the order the builder considered Wim Wolff’s power plants could be outdated multiple times within the vessel’s life-cycle.

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