New research vessel

Three bids were received by Ríkiskaup, Central Public Procurement for construction of a new marine research vessel for the Icelandic state Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI). All are from shipyards in Spain. The lowest bid is from the Astileros Armon Vigo shipyard in Vigo, amounting to EUR 33.45 million. Other shipyards where Gondan at Vegadeo in the province of Asturias and Construcciones Navales P. Freire in Vigo.