A full scale hospital on board
- Year: 2019
- Collaborators: SAAB
HNoMS Maud, the Royal Norwegian Navy’s new logistics and support vessel, has now arrived to its new homeport of Haakonsvern navy base. She was built on behalf of Forsvarsmateriell, with a full scale hospital on board, for service in the Royal Norwegian Navy.
Named after Queen Maud of Norway, the new ship will be the largest vessel ever operated by the Royal Norwegian Navy. Maud will be used by the navy to provide fuel and fresh water for other units at sea. It will additionally support allies and take part in international and humanitarian missions.
On board the ship there is a fully functional hospital, with all units necessary – such as operation, x-ray, quarantine and intensive care. All health care panels are custom made in order to fit the flexible and unusual rooms of the ship. Since the panels could not be mounted in an ordinary way, due to the ships construction, all panels needed special development and adjustments – down to the millimetre.
- This has been a long journey, with a lot of considerations that had to be made along the way, says Joakim Norin, Customer Support Representative at Fagerhult Sweden. We are proud of the outcome, and our fantastic assembling crew, that could adjust and adapt the panels with such precise measures. It has truly been a team work!
The vessel and her crew are expected to be fully operational by 2020.