17 june, 2019: New assignment for Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology from Royal Bodewes after MV Tasman completed
Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology has received a new order from Royal Bodewes Shipyard for the design and installation of the electrical system on three new Eco Trader 5150s. These 87-metre general cargo vessels have a beam of 15 metres, a draught of just over six metres and a relatively high load capacity of 5,150 DWT in combination with a low gross tonnage of 2,999 GT. “We are grateful for the confidence Royal Bodewes has in our work and, in addition to our seven ongoing projects with the yard, we look forward to creating the electrical installation for these three new vessels,” comments the board of Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology. Construction of the Eco Traders will get underway in 2020 and Piet Brouwer has already made a start with the engineering.
MV Tasman delivered
Meanwhile, the second in a series of seven vessels of the type Bodewes Trader ‘Dry Cargo’, MV Tasman, was recently completed by Royal Bodewes. Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology built the entire electrical package, including engineering, switchboards and bridge console for this vessel. We also supplied the axle generator, bowthruster drive, bowthruster engine and fire detection systems, while sister company Marble Automation provided the alarm and monitoring system. An important part of the system is the monitoring of the main engine and propeller shaft installation. The Marble AMCS uses a databus connection to read all important engine and propulsion data and present them graphically on one of the screens in the bridge and switchboard room. The Bodewes Trader ‘Dry Cargo’ vessels vary in length from 80 to 100 metres and have a DWT of around 5,000 tonnes. As the seven vessels are each intended for a different customer, Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology developed a standard concept with innovative and flexible starting points. The technical equipment on each ship is flexible, making it possible to respond quickly to customer-specific requirements such as changes in suppliers, generator setup, bridge console choice or cargo-specific requirements. The lighting package is also designed to allow each customer to decide between LED-based or conventional. They can also choose from a range of different brands for the various components, ensuring that the end result corresponds as closely as possible to any distinct wishes.