Alewijnse Continues Windcat Streak

Alewijnse Marine has received an order to provide full electrical outfitting for two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) under construction at Dok and Scheepsbouw Woudsend shipyard for Windcat Workboats.

The vessels form part of a series of CTVs that  Windcat Workboats BV is having built at the Dok and Scheepsbouw Woudsend BV shipyard. The electrical outfitting of Windcats 41, 42 and 43 was recently completed by Alewijnse Marine and the in-yard team has started work on their sister ship, Windcat 44.

For Windcat 45 and 46 CTVs, Alewijnse will deliver the complete electrical installations including a console and alarm & monitoring system. A new feature for this series starting with Windcat 41 is the replacement of the conventional batteries with Lithium-Ion equivalents, due to their high energy density. Alewijnse is also assisting the yard in making and installing the aluminum cable trays and foundations.

The Windcat catamaran vessels are used to support the maintenance of offshore wind turbines by transporting technicians, equipment and special cargos to and from the sites. Windcat operates a fleet of over 40 catamarans.

The new order brings the total number of newbuild and refit installations undertaken by Alewijnse for Windcat at the yard over a period of ten years to 17.

"We have been at the yard since 2009, working with the Windcat vessels. The results are well above expectations with 17 vessels fitted out to date. The projects have generally gone well for all parties concerned. Woudsend and Windcat have been very satisfied with the quality of the delivered vessels and Alewijnse’s flexibility," Alewijnse project manager Bertran Smit said.

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