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Alewijnse ready for their next TSHD project

Alewijnse has signed a contract with Den Herder Seaworks to deliver the electrical refit of their trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Swalinge.

As we reported last week, the 82.2 metre hopper dredger is currently at Kooiman-Hoebee Shipyard in Dordrecht for an extension of 37 meters, which will increase the vessel’s cargo space by 1300m³.

With this new order, Alewijnse and Den Herder Seaworks confirm their many years of successful cooperation in the field of electrical installations and automation. Alewijnse previously successfully delivered a refit of the TSHD Swalinge and a complete electrical outfitting of her sister vessel TSHD Spauwer.

In addition, Alewijnse has been providing servicing and maintenance services on board Den Herder Seaworks’ vessels for many years.

Alewijnse is a reliable and professional partner for us. Our projects are delivering good results and we are very satisfied with Alewijnse’s extensive knowledge and expertise, flexibility and service, and the quality of the vessels that it delivers,” commented Pieter den Herder of Den Herder Seaworks.

“We have built a good relationship with each other over the years, and Den Herder has gained confidence in the skills that Alewijnse has to offer. We are pleased to be continuing the partnership with a new refit for the Swalinge. Our highly motivated and skilled workforce is the key to delivering this large and unique project successfully and on time. That is what we are 100% committed to,” added Alewijnse Account Manager Pieter Vosselman.

For this project, Alewijnse will deliver complete engineering package on board the Swalinge, including the main switchboard and various panels to extend the cabling and modifications to assorted sub-systems.