Bakker Sliedrecht contracted for Bokalift 2 electrics

In: Vessels
Electro technical system integrator Bakker Sliedrecht has been commissioned to renew, modify, extend and integrate all electro technical installations of Boskalis’ new crane vessel  Bokalift 2which will be taken into service in 2021. It follows on from a contract award in 2016 in which Bakker Sliedrecht supported Bosklais with similar works for its crane vessel Bokalift 1.

Bokalift 2, 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).

The company will act as the main contractor, supervising all electrical operations. Bakker Sliedrecht has to commission the conversion early next year, after which the crane will be installed on the the vessel.

“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. “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.”

Bokalift 2 DP 2 crane vessel will be equipped with a Huisman crane, with a lifting capacity of 4,000mt at 100m above deck. It will capable of lifting jackets for wind turbines off the deck of the vessel. It will provide accommodation for 150 persons and feature 7,500m2 of free deck space and a 4,000 ton revolving crane capable of lifting structures more than 100m high.

The vessel will be deployed to support foundation installation at the
Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms located off the coast of Taiwan. It follows the Bokalift 1 which was converted in 2017.

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