De Hoop orders electrical systems package from Alewijnse and Droste for river pax vessel

2020-01-13T10:56:32+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Technology|

Dutch-based Shipyard De Hoop is building a river ship, ‘RheinGalaxie’, for German shipowner Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt GmbH (KD).

The relationship between the two companies goes back to the seventies.1970s.

Alewijnse Marine and Droste Elektro have joined forces to outfit the vessel with all the NavComs and electrical systems.

In handling project management together, both companies have complementary scopes of work. Alewijnse will deliver and install power and lighting distribution panels, internal and external communications systems and will handle all cabling.

Systems include nautical equipment, bridge systems, alarm systems, etc and range from CCTV and searchlights to fire detection.

Droste will handle primary electrical engineering and delivery of main power distribution, emergency and shore-line connection switchboards and the overall integration of the complete alarm and databus control system.

Patrick Janssens, Shipyard De Hoop CEO, said: “The combination of Droste and Alewijnse is perfect for this project in both time and technology. Both companies have a long standing relationship with our yard and together we can deliver the vessel on time and guarantee a high level of quality for our customer.

“To me, this project is also a good example of what the Dutch maritime cluster has to offer to clients worldwide – great engineering, efficient co-operation, high quality and a good price,“ he said.

The river vessel was designed by independent naval architect René van der Velden and includes floor-to-ceiling windowsand has been designed to host parties, events, concerts, cruises and meetings for up to 1,000 pax and is due for delivery in May, 2020.