Bakker Sliedrecht provides electrical conversion crane vessel Bokalift 2

Electro technical system integrator Bakker Sliedrecht will renew, modify, extend and integrate all electro technical installations of Boskalis’ new crane vessel Bokalift 2. The ship will be taken into service in 2021.

In 2016, Bakker Sliedrecht got a similar job for crane vessel Bokalift 1. Now, the company will again act as the main contractor, supervising all electrical operations, although this time the task is more extensive.

Bakker Sliedrecht is 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 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 also requires replacement of the current Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, the power management system (PMS) and the vessel management system (VMS).

‘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,’ says account manager Bas Kluit of Bakker Sliedrecht.

Bakker Sliedrecht has to commission the conversion early next year, after which the crane will be installed on the Bokalift 2.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.