Bakker Sliedrecht to deliver main electrical systems for six new Louis Dreyfus Armateurs group vessels

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28 August 2017

Bakker Sliedrecht has obtained two contracts from the Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group. In total, Bakker Sliedrecht is responsible for the main electrical systems of six new vessels, four self-propelled fazel barges and two floating crane transshipment units. The vessels are destined for Dubai, where they will transport coal for a large clean coal power plant project.

Vessels that operate in extreme conditions

Sailing in the intense heat of Dubai while withstanding coal dust, and taking on the sandy environment requires a robust design. Therefore, the vessels are being built to operate reliable in these extreme conditions. For instance, the main switchboard has a split set-up that can operate individually from each other. This ensures the availability of crucial functionalities of the vessel in case of malfunction. All vessels are being equipped with the ABB ACS880 liquid-cooled multi drive system that enables extensive cooling. To maximize the operational time of the vessels, all systems are being built in a way that reduces manual maintenance to minimum.

Scope of the project:

Bakker Sliedrecht is going to engineer, assemble, and commission the main electrical systems of all six vessels. The highlights of the scope are:

Total scope four self-propelled fazel barges:

  • 16 x Bakker low voltage multidrive systems with ABB ACS 880 modules and Active Filter Solution
  • 4 x 690 V Main switchboards
  • 16 x propulsion motors
  • 8 x generators
  • 16 x transformers
  • Power Management System

Total scope two floating crane transshipment units:

  • 4 x ABB ACS 880 low voltage multidrive systems including Active Filter Solutions
  • 2 x 690 V Main switchboards
  • 4 x Propulsion motors
  • 8 x Generators
  • 8 x Transformers
  • Power Management System

All systems are going to be engineered in The Netherlands and produced in Bakker Sliedrecht’s production facility in Zhangzhou,which is located close to the constructing shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry. Bakker Sliedrecht is also responsible for the integration of the power management system, eliminating blind spots between the different suppliers that are working on the vessels.

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