State-of-the-art research vessel built tough with ArcelorMittal steel

08 January 2018 

rcelorMittal Galati, Romania, has supplied steel for an Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) with icebreaking capabilities commissioned by the Australian government to broaden the country’s exploration of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

The 156m-long vessel is currently being constructed at Damen Shipyards in Galati, Romania.

ArcelorMittal supplied heavy plates in grades ranging from AH36 to EH36. The marine steels are built strong (up to 620Mpa) with a low carbon content, ideal for tackling the challenging conditions of the polar waters.

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