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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Marine Institute

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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151. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 208 of 8 November 2018, if the tender has been awarded; and the status of the vessel. [17135/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The tender for the design of the new research vessel, to replace the current Celtic Voyager, was published on 6 November 2018 in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). 

Eight tender submissions were received by the deadline of 7thDecember and, following evaluation, the tender for vessel design has been awarded by the Marine Institute.I understand from the Marine Institute that the design process is currently underway.

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