On 24 May 2023, Technical University of Denmark DTU awarded the contract for the technical project management of the building of Dana V, Denmark’s new research vessel, to Danish ship designers OSK Design. The technical project management consists of providing technical advice and project management in the design process and construction of Dana V.
Dana V will replace Dana IV, which is over 40 years old. Dana IV is Denmark’s only research ship that can sail on the big oceans and in the Arctic. The ship is from 1981 and both technically, research-wise, and environmentally outdated. Therefore, there is a need for a new research vessel, the Dana V.
Dana V is owned – like Dana IV – by DTU but can be used by all Danish marine research environments. The new research ship will constitute a unique Danish research platform and will support a wide range of research disciplines. The ship is also a prerequisite for DTU's performance of tasks for the Ministry of Food and the Environment in relation to research and monitoring of fisheries, living marine resources and the marine environment. Furthermore, Dana V will also be used for training, e.g. of future maritime engineers, and for testing new green ship solutions.
OSK Design will be supporting DTU AQUA all the way from configuration of acquisition procedure, user requirement specification, budgeting, and planning, through design validation, shipyard EU-tender procedures and contracting, plan approval and finally building site supervision, testing and shipyard delivery.
“We at OSK Design are extremely proud that DTU AQUA once again has shown us the trust to choose us as their technical advisor and part of their project management organization in connection with the next phase of acquisition of their new marine research vessel.
We look forward to bringing in our extensive experience with similar procurement projects of multi-disciplinary special vessels for public organizations with many users and stakeholders both internally and externally.
It is a privilege and a pleasure to contribute to the development of the DTU AQUA next generation marine research vessel together with the DTU AQUA crew and users in close cooperation and dialogue with the other contributors involved in this newbuilding project” says Kristian Holten Møller, Defence Program Lead at OSK Design.
The new ship is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.
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For further information about OSK Design and Dana V, please contact Jacob Høgh Thygesen, CEO. Phone: +45 31 10 72 72 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
About OSK Design
At OSK Design, we offer a unique combination of commercial and technical expertise. We take pride in knowing your business model so we can offer tailored maritime solutions to your specific needs.
We are a full-line supplier of maritime design and consultancy services to clients all over the world with more than fifty years’ experience. We design for operators large and small, international, and domestic, as well as for yards all over the world.
With a strong position on the global maritime market, it is our responsibility to attract and develop the brightest minds in the field securing the best maritime consultancy to our clients worldwide.
Our purpose is to design and enable sustainable seaborne solutions together with our customers. We want to be recognised for bold and responsible ship design with maximum influence on our industry and minimum impact on the environment.