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Thursday, April 2, 2020 

Dutch electrotechnical system integrator Bakker Sliedrecht has been contracted to renew, modify, extend and integrate all electrotechnical installations of the Boskalisí crane vessel 'Bokalift 2', which will be taken into service in 2021.

Bakker Sliedrecht undertook a similar upgrade for crane vessel Bokalift 1 in 2016, and will again act as main contractor, supervising all electrical operations. However., the company says that this second upgrade is even more extensive. Bakker Sliedrecht will be responsible for the engineering, production, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all electrical systems and installations during the conversion. For example, the high voltage installations and the drive systems for the main thrusters are being renewed, upgraded or retrofitted. New drive systems for bow thrusters and anti-heeling system, transformers and new switchboards will be added. The new purpose of the vessel requires replacement of the current Dynamic Positioning system, the power management system and the vessel management system.

“We have in depth expertise and wide experience with all of these systems and works. As an independent system integrator, we can deliver a total package and integrate everything together reliably,” said account manager Bas Kluit, Bakker Sliedrecht. “We are also one of the few companies that are capable to fill in the wide range of necessary disciplines for such a job completely. From engineers to production, from installation to on-board modification, from supervisors to commissioners as well as project management. In addition, our flexibility is of value to our customers.”

Bakker Sliedrecht will commission the conversion early in 2021. 

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