October 26th, 2017: MS Western Rock is the 10th vessel being built by Hartman Shipbuilding. She is also the second in a new series, which largely builds on a preceding range of vessels while adding several major changes. For instance, the accommodations and bridge have been moved from the stern to the bow, creating space aft for a Ro-Ro (roll-on/roll-off) access that will allow cargo to be driven directly on board without the need for a crane.
Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology will provide the engineering, installation and delivery of the whole electrical system for this vessel. This will include the following:
- alarm system
- lighting package
- navigation lights
- fire detection system
- tank gauging system and sensors
- bow and sternthruster engines and controls
- internal communication systems
Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology’s subsidiary Marble Automation will also deliver the alarm and monitoring system. Engineers from Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology have already started the preparations and will soon begin fitting the system on board the new vessel.