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23. april var det kjølstrekkingsseremoni for nye "Dr. Fridtjof Nansen" på Godan verftet i Spania. Fra venstre Åsmund Bjordal (IMR), Gabriella Bianchi (FAO), Cathrine Martens (UD) og Brit Fisknes (Norad)

Keel Laying Ceremony

Yesterday, Gondan Shipyard has celebrated at its facilities in Figueras the keel laying ceremony of the new Oceanographic Research Vessel for the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) of Bergen, Norway.

The official keel laying ceremony, highly symbolic, marks the start of the assembly of the hull in the slipway. Several representatives from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation), IMR (Institute of Marine Research) and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) have attended as well as representatives of the Shipyard management.