RV Solander - Specifications

RV Solander

Owner

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Builder

Tenix Defence,Henderson, WA

Year built

2007

Hull

Steel

Classification

ABS A1 AMS

Length (oa)

34.9 m

Beam

8.6 m

Draft

2.8 m

Displacement

415 tonnes

Service speed

11 knots

Range

2,700 nm

Complement

18

Endurance

21 days

Main Machinery

Main engines

2 x Cummins KTA19 M3

Auxiliary engines

2 x Cummins 6C-CP

Propulsion

2 x controllable pitch propellers

Bow thruster

Keypower KP22

Navigation Equipment

Radars

2 x Furuno 1964C-BB

Sounder

Furuno ETR-30N

Sonar

Furuno CH 250

GPS

Furuno GP-37

Communication Equipment

Satellite communication

Inmarsat C, Fleet 77, Fleet 33

Mobile phone

3G – voice, fax, data and e-mail

Computing Facilities

On-board server, LAN and wireless networks

Deck Equipment

Work winch

4 tonne capacity

A-frame

8 tonne capacity

Hydrographic winch

350 kilogram capacity

CTD winch

Livewire - carousel

Deck crane

Palfinger PKM 120

Capstans

2 x 2 tonne

Tenders

3 x 4.6 rigid inflatable boats

Dive compressor

Bauer KAP 150 with Nuvair LP 560 providing Nitrox

Laboratory Equipment

Moon pool

600 mm x 600 mm

Fume hood

Dynaflow 1000

Lab and Deck Space

Dry lab area

Approx 20.6 m2

Wet lab area

Approx 12.5 m2

Scientific freezer

Approx 6.5 m3

Scientific office

Approx 9.4 m2

Back deck area

Approx 70 m2(provision for half shipping container)