June 28, 2017
Contract awarded for electrical outfitting of new cement carriers

System integrator Alewijnse Marine is undertaking the complete electrical outfitting of the new cement carriers Furuvik and Cymbidium, ordered by shipping company Eureka Shipping.

The contract was awarded to Alewijnse by the Royal Bodewes yard in Hoogezand, the Netherlands. The first vessel, 5,700 DWAT cement carrier Furuvik, has recently been successfully delivered and is beginning operations along the Finnish coast. Her sister vessel, 7,700 DWAT cement carrier Cymbidium, is currently in build. When completed in October 2017 she will be deployed in the warmer waters of the Mediterranean including North Africa.

Furuvik and Cymbidium are highly advanced, self-discharging cement tankers. All the equipment required for both pneumatic and mechanical unloading is installed on board. This is a capability not usually found on cement carriers of this size, as they are generally converted bulk carriers lacking the facilities needed to discharge themselves.

Carriers designed to be efficient

The vessels have been designed to be efficient, namely, through the sharp cross bow, the streamlined hull below the waterline and the integrated power on board. The fuel consumption and accompanying emissions are around 20 percent lower than comparable ships.

The contract with Royal Bodewes covers all the onboard electrical systems such as the bow thruster motor, the shaft generator and the main switchboard. It also includes the systems managing the continuous parallel operation and load sharing between the generators. The other switchboards and consoles, plus the monitoring and control system ALMACS, other alarm systems, the communications and hotel systems, and all lighting, are also part of the work.

Royal Bodewes and Alewijnse Marine are currently doing the outfitting of a series of ten Eco-traders for Arklow Shipping and on NB 803 Coralius, a LNG flex tanker.

Furuvik cement carrier