Trendsetting Marine Technology

New Deep-Sea Drill Rig for the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen

After four years of development, construction of the new sea-floor drill rig MARUM-MeBo200 has been completed by the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen, northern Germany. Scientific and technical sea trials will be carried out during an upcoming cruise of the new German research vessel SONNE.


The new sea-floor drill rig MARUM-MeBo200. Photo: V. Diekamp, MARUM
The new sea-floor drill rig MARUM-MeBo200. Photo: V. Diekamp, MARUM

The 8 million Euro project comprises not only the drill rig but also a system with a special cable and winch needed to deploy the drill rig during sea-going expeditions. MARUM-MeBo200 was funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education.