Royal Niestern Sander acquired the ship newbuilding contract with Compagnie National de Navigiation in France, concerning a research vessel. This vessel has a double propeller design with two separated engine rooms.
Accommodation for crew and research-staff in total approximately 110 persons, is divided over four decks. The ship is designed and equipped in such a way that it can perform independently at sea during a long period.
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|Length over all||102.40 m|
|Length between p.p.||95.38 m|
|Breadth moulded||15.85 m|
|Depth to maindeck||7.70 m|
|Depth to upperdeck||10.60 m|
|Speed (service)||16.5 kn|
|Main engine||2 x 2970 kW|
|Shaft generator||2 x 1150 ekW|
|Auxillary engines||2 x 1360 ekW|
|Bow thruster (2x)||2 x 350 ekW|
|Potable water||135 m3|
|Ballast water||331 m3|