OceanTec has signed a contract with Rosellinis Four-10 and the REV Ocean project for the supply and installation of decking- and swimming pool systems for the worlds most advanced research and expedition vessel REV.
“We are very proud to be awarded the contract for this prestigious project. This is another milestone for us in a new market segment and proves that even a small Norwegian company can deliver on an international level”, says Ronny Kristiansen, general manager for OceanTec AS
The decking systems will be applied on the helicopter decks, misc. outdoor areas and on the stairs for several hatches. An advanced decking for multiple sports activities will be installed, and the swimming pools will be covered with a high-quality system with delicate colors and details according to instructions from the designer.
“Working with the designers in companies like Espen Øino International is a new and exciting experience for OceanTec, pushing us to develop new application techniques in order to achieve the right look and feel. We are really looking forward to the continuing”, says Elisabeth Tuvnes, sales manager for OceanTec AS.
All systems will be built based on products from Mapei, which have high focus on green values and sustainability. This goes well together with the purpose and mission for REV Ocean. Mapei have more than 80 years of experience and are located all over the world with 73 production plants and more than 5000 products in their catalog. Mapei have its marine production facility and headquarter in Milano, Italy.
Rosellinis Four-10 is owned by the Norwegian industrialist Kjell Inge Roekke and his family. The vessel will be equipped for research and investigation of the entire marine ecosystem. The ship has the range and equipment to make autonomous expeditions all around the globe, to explore, document and collect. The vessel will be built to the highest standard making it suitable for charter to private individuals, companies and institutions seeking to improve their awareness of the ocean.
REV Ocean is a not-for-profit organisation set up to manage the science and operations program of the REV vessel. The initiative was created with one overarching purpose and ambition: To make the ocean healthy again. Any profit generated from our projects will be reinvested into our work for a healthier ocean. REV Oceans goals are to work with partners to improve our knowledge and understanding of the ocean and make this knowledge more easily accessible to enable better decision-making; catalyze ocean action by bringing the right people together; and develop concrete solutions to reverse the negative environmental situation in the ocean. The current science focal areas are climate change, pollution and plastics, and overfishing and bycatch. The REV vessel will head out for its first science missions in 2021.