Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery for Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Type of vessel Oceanographic research vessel
Description In June 2012 C.N.P. Freire delivered one of the world's most modern oceanographic investigation ships, the RRS Discovery, flagship of NERC and which is planned to operate in the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC).
Client Wärtsilä
Machines supplied to the customer by Alconza
  • 2 asynchronous motors (2200KW / 750 rpm / 660V ) for main propulsion.
  • 1 motor for vertical asynchronous azimuth propeller (1350KW / 1000rpm / 660V).
  • 1 prow waterjet vertical asynchronous motor (1750KW / 459rpm / 660V).
Shipyard C.N.P. Freire (Spain)
Shipowner NERC (United Kingdom)