Recently Alewijnse Marine Systems has completed the full electrical installation and systems integration on board the Nexus, the innovative new cable layer built by Damen Shipyards Group for international offshore contractor Van Oord.
With the build taking place at Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania), the project was jointly managed by Alewijnse Noord in The Netherlands and Alewijnse Marine Galati, with both departments working on the engineering and project management. The scope of the project included all the onboard electrical systems, as well as the installation of the propulsion drives and motors that make up the 122 metre vessel’s powerful diesel-electric DP2 system. Other aspects of the fit-out included the integrated bridge system and the electrical systems for the high quality accommodation. The total installed power on board Nexus is approximately 10 MW, with the two propulsion drives delivering 2 MW each.
With the contract signed in October 2013 that left just 14 months for design, engineering and installation, yet the vessel was handed over to her owner ahead of schedule. The Nexus is now in Vlissingen, where Alewijnse is now working alongside Van Oord on the electrical installations and system integration for the cable laying equipment.