Replenishment oiler HMNZS Aotearoa (A12)

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Classification

Type:
type: Replenishment oiler

Basic information

Namesake:
Maori for New Zealand
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Laid down:
Launched:
In service:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
24000 t
Length:
166.2 m
Beam:
24.5 m
Draught:
8.5 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODLAD
  • 2 * Bergen Main Engines
  • 4 * MTU Generators
Speed:
16 knots
Range:
6,400 nautical miles (11,900 km; 7,400 mi)

Crew

Complement:
64
Mission crew:
34
Capacity:
98

Assets

Capacity:
  • 8000 tonnes diesel
  • 1500 tonnes aviation fuel
  • 250 tonnes fresh water 
  • 12 * 20' containers (4 * dangerous goods)
  • Crane lift capacity — 25 tonnes
Boats & landing craft:

2 * rigid hulled inflatable boats

Electronics:

Farsounder-1000 sonar

Armament:
  • 1 * Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * Mini Typhoon machine guns
Aircraft:
  • 1 * NH90 helicopter
  • Hangar
  • Helipad

The HMNZS Aotearoa, formerly the Maritime Sustainment Capability project, is an auxiliary ship under construction for the Royal New Zealand Navy. Builder Hyundai Heavy Industries is scheduled to deliver the ship to the Navy in 2020, and it will enter into service in 2021. It will serve as a replenishment oiler, and will replace HMNZS Endeavour, the Navy’s last fleet oiler, decommissioned in December 2017.

Aotearoa will be the largest ship the RNZN ever operated.

Aotearoa will be the world’s first naval ship to adopt Rolls-Royce’s Environship concept design, which includes a new wave-piercing hull for reduced resistance and fuel consumption. The ship will also be ice-strengthened and winterised to facilitate operations in Antarctica’s extreme weather conditions.

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