Bakker Sliedrecht delivers first two of four fuel efficient module carrier vessels to BigRoll Shipping

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29 July 2016

Bakker Sliedrecht has delivered the electrical systems of the first two of four Module Carrier (MC-class) vessels, the BigRoll Barentz and BigRoll Bering, which will be operated by heavy marine transportation provider BigRoll Shipping. The 1A Ice Class vessels are specifically designed for the marine transportation of major modules and equipment for large energy projects both on and offshore, to some of the most remote and inaccessible areas on the planet. In the early design phase, Bakker Sliedrecht participated in the design of the innovative propulsion configuration. This configuration ensures safe, reliable and fast transits with a particular focus on low fuel consumption, resulting in lower operational costs.

Successful integration of all electrical systems

As an electrical system integrator, Bakker Sliedrecht has been fully responsible for the successful integration of all electrical systems of the MC-class vessels which are DP 2 prepared. Despite the geographical distance between The Netherlands and China, Bakker Sliedrecht enjoyed the good collaboration with COSCO Dalian Shipyard and is looking forward to delivering the final two MC vessels.

Delivered scope of work

For each vessel, Bakker Sliedrecht has been responsible for the engineering, assembly, installation, and commissioning of all electrical systems. A few highlights of the scope per delivered MC vessel are:

  • BIMAC vessel management system
  • 4x alternators 6,6 kV
  • 2 x main switchboards 6,6 kV
  • 2 x HV propulsion systems 5,000 kW
  • 3 x LV thruster drive systems 1,500 kW
  • 2 x LV switchboards 440 V
  • 4 x distribution transformers 1,500 kVA
  • Auxiliary- and emergency generator set

Bakker Sliedrecht participated in the vessels’ sea trials that were conducted successfully in China.

Delivery of remaining MC vessels

Bakker Sliedrecht is still working on the electrical installations and automation of the two remaining MC-class vessels, the BigRoll Baffin and BigRoll Beaufort. Their delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2016 and early 2017.

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