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S.A. Agulhas II

S. A. Agulhas II is an ice breaking polar supply and research ship built in 2012 by STX Finland Rauma shipyard in Rauma, Finland. S. A. Agulhas II was designed from the beginning to carry out both scientific research and supply South African research stations in the Antarctic.

 

 

Client: STX Finland, Rauma

Technical information of the vessel:

  • Length Overall: 134 m
  • Breadth: 23 m
  • Draught: 7.65 m
  • Gross tonnage: 225 000
  • Passengers: 100
  • Crew: 45
  • Speed: 14 knots (5 knots in 1m ice)

Etteplan was commissioned to deliver the FE analysis; local strength and fatigue calculations.

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