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Research Vessel Thuwal

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Having been originally built in Australia to operate as a Tuna fishing vessel, the research vessel Thuwal was purchased in 2013 by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to operate as a marine research vessel. A highly manoeuvrable vessel, with a capacity of 8 crew and 14 scientists, the Thuwal has the ability to stay at sea for up to 20 days, making it ideal for its main purpose of undertaking marine research expeditions across the Red Sea.

KAUST engaged Maritime Survey Australia to act as a project manager to oversee a major refit of the vessel which involves wiring upgrades, installation of new navigational equipment, a new galley, a scientific survey room and a vessel upgrade of the hydraulics, heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

The refit, currently being carried out by Lusben shipyard based in the Italian port city of Viareggio , Italy is scheduled to take 3 months after which it will return to its owner in Saudi Arabia to continue her service as a research expedition vessel.

MSA has several vessels currently under construction or under refit in various locations in Australia and around the world. Not all of them can be mentioned for confidentiality reasons, however, some examples of current projects can be found at our Refit Project Management Services Page.

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Out of water vessel refit project
Project Management of major vessel refit - Maritime Survey Australia
Vessel refit of thuwal marine research vessel
King Abdullah University Marine Research Vessel Refit
Out of water vessel refit project
Project Management of major vessel refit - Maritime Survey Australia
Vessel refit of thuwal marine research vessel
King Abdullah University Marine Research Vessel Refit