Technical requirement for new polar research vessel

Concept illustration of the new polar research vessel. Illustration by Peter Mild.

Due to the government's ongoing investigation regarding the acquisition of a new polar research vessel, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat has now presented a Technical requirement specification for the new vessel.

These requirements should be considered preliminary as the specification may change before any advertised procurement. Feedback from prospective suppliers may be a reason for changing the specification, but there may also be other reasons.

Interested suppliers (shipping companies) are hereby invited to provide written comments on the technical requirements specification. Please e-mail your comments to

The specification can be read in pdf format at the link below.

Technical Requirements of the New Swedish Heavy Polar Icebreaking Research Vessel

Publishing date: 13 Jun 2024