With about 187.000 employees in 64 countries, Saint-Gobain is the largest producer of building materials in the world. Two deprived emergency power units had to be replaced at the production site of the Dutch subsidiary, Saint-Gobain Isover in Etten-Leur. The combination Bakker Sliedrecht/Pon Power won the public tender in competition and replaced the two generators by three Cat C15s.
GIW Industries, a manufacturer of heavy-duty dredge pumps has ordered two powerful submersible motors from Bakker Sliedrecht. The submersible motors are destined for a new hopper dredger that is being built at Wenchong Shipyard in China for the Chang Jiang Waterway Bureau (CWB). The large hopper dredger will work on dredging projects along the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia.
The Direct Sheet Plant (DSP) at Tata Steel produces high quality steel for a variety of industries. The equipment of the DSP that is required to process the steel is powered by 6,6 kV electrical drive systems of General Electric. Bakker Sliedrecht has been supporting the technical staff of the DSP with maintaining this critical equipment since 2015.
FNsteel is one of the European market leaders of high quality wire rod and wire rod products, especially for the automotive industry. The production location in Alblasserdam has different facilities for hot rolling and processing steel. In the Wire Processing Center, wire is processed in pickling, annealing and drawing facilities. Because of a new production line, FNsteel decided to expand the power supply of the wire drawing facility. Bakker Sliedrecht took care of the entire expansion project.
Huta, Saudi Arabia’s leading dredging operator, awarded Dutch system integrator Bakker Sliedrecht with a lifetime extension project for the electrical installation of the Huta 4. Aim of the project is to extend the lifetime of the 36-year-old cutter suction dredger with 15 years while increasing the efficiency of production.
Gearbox Services is a maintenance company that´s specialized in the overhaul of gearboxes. Before delivery, the refurbished gearboxes are subjected to a strict quality control. Bakker Sliedrecht came up with a sustainable and innovative solution to reduce energy consumption and costs of the testing process. The new configuration is part of a completely new production facility.
While working on a project in Indonesia, trailing suction hopper dredger Volvox Terranova was heavily damaged by an old sea mine. Van Oord decided to repair and modernize their vessel at the same time. Bakker Sliedrecht was part of this great project and got the assignment to modify the suction tube configuration and restore the electrical installations.
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has delivered the first of two Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates designated for the Indonesian Navy. Bakker Sliedrecht was responsible for the electrical auxiliary propulsion system. The frequency drives of this propulsion system are directly connected to the power grid while complying with the EMC regulations.
Heerema Marine contractors launched a life time extension program for the Balder, one of their deepwater construction vessels. Bakker Sliedrecht played a vital role, working on three key projects of this life time extension program that took place in the Caland Canal in Holland.
For Damen Shipyards Group, Bakker Sliedrecht is delivering a flexible electrical propulsion system for an Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV). The ASRV will be equipped with an electrical propulsion system that enables flexible use of the available power on board as multiple power configurations are supported.