TSHD electrical installation project revival

hopper dredger Alewijnse Marine has restarted electrical installation works onboard a trailing suction hopper dredger.

Alewijnse Marine has reached an agreement on the restart of the complete electrical installation works onboard a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) currently in build at Barkmeijer Shipyards.

A new customer was found after the takeover of the insolvent Barkmeijer by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. Works in Harlingen are now in progress with delivery scheduled for March 2020.

Alewijnse Marine is responsible for the design, building, installation and commissioning of the switchboards and consoles on board the dredger, and of the dedicated alarm, monitoring and control systems. This is the first time it has worked with Thecla.

More business ahead

Martin Terpstra, operational manager at Alewijnse Marine, said: “We are very happy that Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has given us the opportunity to complete this dredger and has indicated that they will retain us for the second vessel that will follow this one.”

The TSHD under construction is one of two dredgers that was taken over by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. The new customer will use the specialised dredging vessels for the offshore extraction of sand and gravel aggregates.

Each dredger is designed to be 105.9m long, with a beam of 15.85m and a maximum draught of 6.94m. Both dredgers also have a single suction pipe and a hopper capacity of 3,000 cubic metres. They will also have diesel-electric power plants to significantly reduce energy consumption and emissions.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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