- 2 * Bergen Main Engines
- 4 * MTU Generators
- 8000 tonnes diesel
- 1500 tonnes aviation fuel
- 250 tonnes fresh water
- 12 * 20' containers (4 * dangerous goods)
- Crane lift capacity — 25 tonnes
2 * rigid hulled inflatable boats
- 1 * Phalanx CIWS
- 2 * Mini Typhoon machine guns
- 1 * NH90 helicopter
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.