Bakker Sliedrecht Electrical Kit for Bibby WaveMaster Horizon

Damen Shipyards has contracted electrical system integrator Bakker Sliedrecht to supply all main electrical installations for the Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster Horizon.

Image source: Bibby Marine Services

The new SOV is currently under construction and will be deployed by Bibby Marine Services for the maintenance and operations of EnBW Hohe See and Albatros wind farms in the German North Sea.

She will allow offshore support and maintenance engineers to stay out at sea for periods up to 30 days at a time. A motion-compensated transfer gangway allows maintenance personnel to walk between the vessel and wind turbines or other offshore structures. Transfers by helicopter, daughter craft and CTV are also possible.

The Bibby WaveMaster Horizon will be equipped with a dynamic-positioning system 2 (DP2) for which Bakker will supply all the integrated systems. Bakker Sliedrecht will also supply all main electrical installations like the main switchboard, two auxiliary switchboards and three low harmonic drive systems for the diesel-electric propulsion of the vessel. All drive systems will be equipped with an active filter, thus saving space and energy and preventing harmonic distortion and the risk of energy losses, failure of electronic equipment and overload, the company said.

Just like her sister vessel, Bibby WaveMaster 1, the Bibby WaveMaster Horizon will be equipped with Bakker Sliedrecht’s BIMAC vessel management system which manages all main and auxiliary functions of the SOV.