The Rorqual was conceived and designed by Outer Ring Excavations in response to a growing need for capital industry platforms with the ability to support and sustain large-scale mining operations in uninhabited areas of space.
To that end, the Rorqual's primary strength lies in its ability to grind raw ores into particles of smaller size than possible before, while still maintaining their distinctive molecular structure. This means the vessel is able to carry vast amounts of ore in compressed form.
Additionally, the Rorqual is able to fit a capital tractor beam unit, capable of pulling in cargo containers from far greater distances and at far greater speeds than smaller beams can. It also possesses a sizeable drone bay, jump drive capability and the capacity to fit a clone vat bay. This combination of elements makes the Rorqual the ideal nexus to build deep space mining operations around.
Due to its specialization towards industrial operations, its ship maintenance bay is able to accommodate only industrial ships, mining barges and their tech 2 variants.
Capital industrial Ships bonuses (per skill level):
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Max Tank with Mediocre Krab
[Rorqual, Max Tank Rorq] Damage Control II Caldari Navy Power Diagnostic System Caldari Navy Power Diagnostic System Caldari Navy Power Diagnostic System Capital Capacitor Booster II Capital Capacitor Booster II CONCORD Capital Shield Booster Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier Pith X-Type Shield Boost Amplifier Pithum C-Type Multispectrum Shield Hardener Pithum C-Type Multispectrum Shield Hardener Industrial Core I <del>Cynosural Field Generator I</del> Pulse Activated Nexus Invulnerability Core Mining Foreman Burst II Mining Foreman Burst II Mining Foreman Burst II Capital Murky Compact Remote Shield Booster Capital Drone Mining Augmentor I Capital Drone Mining Augmentor II Capital Drone Mining Augmentor II 'Excavator' Mining Drone x5 Mining Drone II x10 Praetor II x10 Vespa EC-600 x10 Hornet EC-300 x10 Acolyte II x10 Infiltrator II x10 Navy Cap Booster 3200 x112 Mining Laser Field Enhancement Charge x600 Mining Laser Optimization Charge x600 Mining Equipment Preservation Charge x600 Heavy Water x74577 Liquid Ozone x900
Make sure all of the batteries and charges are listed in your fit if you import it.
If you can run T2 Drones and Industrial Core, do so. Otherwise you should fly Faction drones and Industrial Core I. You should always have 2 'Wetu' Mobile Depots and have them deployed next to you whenever you are mining. I would recommend sticking to this fit until your Rorqual has been fully paid off.
See the Rorqual Mining Primer for mandatory survival training in TEST Alliance.