Brazilian Navy Announces RFP for New Antarctic Support Ship

The Brazilian Navy Program Management Directorate (DGePM) will issue the Request for Proposal (RFP) document on June 30, as transcribed in the Official Gazette (DOU) of May 20.

The purpose of the RFP is to communicate to the market and establish requirements and conditions to select the best proposal for the acquisition of an Antarctic Support Ship (NApAnt) to be built in Brazil.

The acquisition of NApAnt aims to maintain the international cooperation commitments assumed by Brazil in the Antarctic Treaty, which culminated in the installation of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station (EACF) in 1983.

The future NApAnt will replace the Oceanographic Support Vessel “Ary Rongel” in the maintenance and supply of the EACF and will provide logistical and operational support to the research projects of the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR).

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