The Netherlands: Alewijnse Wins Electrical Order for Two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers

The contract consists of the delivery, installation and commissioning of the electrical packages for two identical Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD), which are being built by IHC Merwede for the Indian dredging company DCI. This major order represents an important milestone for Alewijnse Marine Systems in its strategy to consolidate its position in the dredging sector.

The two TSHDs will be identical and each will have a hopper capacity of 5500 cubic metres. The two vessels will be built at one of the IHC shipyards in the Netherlands and the delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for July 2012. The second ship is expected to be delivered six months later in December 2012.

Alewijnse Marine Systems will deliver all the electrical components for the vessels’ navigation, communications and control systems. The contract value is undisclosed. Engineering is taking place at the customer’s offices at Kinderdijk to ensure optimum integration between the Alewijnse team and the overall client/yard design process. Alewijnse Marine Systems’ competitive price/quality ratio combined with its pragmatic and agile project approach and established track record within the dredging industry were decisive arguments in enabling IHC Merwede to make the decision to award the contract to the company.

Alewijnse and the dredging sector Thanks to a team of dedicated experts offering a broad knowledge of the dredging industry and its specialist technology, Alewijnse Marine Systems has established itself in a short period of time as a trusted and professional partner for the dredging industry. To date Alewijnse Marine Systems has won contracts for 13 dredging vessels, both new builds and refits.

The company offers complete electrical installation packages to operators in the sector, including systems for alarm, monitoring and control, power management, navigation, communications, and propulsion. All systems contracted from Alewijnse are engineered, installed and commissioned by dedicated Alewijnse personnel, ensuring that they are delivered fit-for-purpose and in fulfilment of each client’s specific electrical and automation requirements.

Profile of Alewijnse

Alewijnse Marine Systems is a global player in the marine technology sector, with over a century of experience. As an all-round systems integrator, Alewijnse supplies a complete range of technical services, innovative electrical engineering and ICT solutions. The company has a long-standing tradition of excellence and innovation in the field of marine technology and currently works on more than 150 vessels every year in every sector from inland shipping, dredging, yachting and workboats to naval craft, offshore and transport ships and short sea vessels. Alewijnse has branches in the Netherlands, Rumania, Denmark, Ukraine, Vietnam and China, and has around 1100 employees generating an annual turnover of €129 million.

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Source: Alewijnse, November 30, 2010

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