KEWATEC WORK 1850 SURVEY
The research vessel Kewatec Work 1850 Survey is a multi-purpose vessel built for marine research and training both in shallow archipelago waters as well as in open seas.
The vessel consists of work deck areas, wet and dry laboratories, walk-in freezer, large in-door storage spaces, tank rooms, engine rooms and a wide wheelhouse with 360 degrees view. The boat can be handled from 4 separate steering positions.
The propulsion is based on Volvo Penta main engines with IPS propulsion. The turning pods with counter-rotating propellers enable precise positioning and excellent maneuverability. The boat is equipped with joystick docking and driving, as well as an integrated Dynamic Positioning system. The Kohler gensets produce on-demand power supply for up to 55 kW consumption.
The vessel is largely equipped with deck handling equipment needed for environmental and zoological research as well as anchoring and buoy tasks. There are two remote controlled loading cranes, a Fassi F155 and a Fassi M25, both equipped with winches. The research vessel is also equipped with hydraulic capstans, anchor winch, a separate sample crane with winch, chain stoppers, a sampling table with integrated water system, etc. The big aft deck is also prepared with container fittings for quick fixing a two 20″ containers. The deck handling operations can be done in a safe and efficient manner with the DP-mode and the wheelhouse also has a separate aft steering position with full supervision over the aft deck.
The complete boat is well insulated and equipped with water circulated heating and thanks to the ice-reinforced aluminium hull construction, the vessel is suitable to operate also during the wintertime. The heat pumps also ensure comfortable air conditioned wheelhouse and laboratory spaces throughout the year.
The vessel is certified for operation in Finnish archipelago but also in international waters. The hull shape is customized for this specific purpose, with special focus on shallow draft, low fuel consumption and good sea keeping abilities in high waves.