Hybrid Electrical installation for work vessels

October 16, 2019: Three high-tech MP-30 work vessels built by Dutch yard Bijlsma Wartena have been fitted with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system designed and installed by Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology.

Powered by two generators and a Li-Ion battery package, it can sail in various modes, including Full Electric, Full Electric with generators as stand by power, Diesel mode with peak shaving and Safe mode with batteries fully loaded for emergency response. In addition, the vessels feature the latest technologies in the field of LED lighting, energy distribution, power management, monitoring and control systems, and a software package for efficient sailing.