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 provided the engineering, installation and delivery of the whole electrical system for this vessel. This includes 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 sister company Marble Automation delivered the alarm and monitoring system.