Polar patrol and logistics ship



Administration des Terres australes et antarctiques française


Chantiers Piriou




The ship, jointly operated by the Administration des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (TAAF), the French Polar Institute (IPEV), and the French Navy, provides logistical support to scientific stations in the Antarctic Ocean. It participates in sovereignty and patrol missions in the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of the French southern territories.


Techsol Marine was pleased to integrate new features into its alarm monitoring system to cover the ship’s hospital, helicopter pad, ammunition bay, cargo containers, and more. Techsol’s integrated alarm monitoring and ship control system allows for better management of the ship’s machinery and communications, improved problem identification, and enhanced safety.

Products and services provided

  • Bow thruster (1 x 500 kW)
  • Switchboards (440/230 V AC)
  • Power management system (PMS)
  • Alarm and monitoring system
  • Helipad monitoring system
  • Consoles
  • Navigation and communication equipment
  • Detailed engineering

Client's testimony

Chantiers Piriou chose Techsol Marine in particular for its unrivalled expertise in icebreakers. The French Navy has recognized the robustness and reliability of Techsol Marine’s equipment, which is very important when sailing in Antarctic waters.