The move by electrical system integrator Alewijnse Marine System to build a presence in the offshore wind market is continuing to meet with success.
Its latest project has been the electrical outfitting of the offshore crew transfer vessel (CTV) Windcat 41. Windcat 41 is one of a series of CTVs that owner Windcat Workboats is having built at the Dok en Scheepsbouw Woudsend BV shipyard. With Windcat 41 now completed, Alewijnse Marine has started the electrical installation on sister vessel Windcat 42.
The Windcat catamaran vessels are used to ferry wind farm technicians and other personnel to and from offshore wind installations on a daily basis. The small, fast catamarans are active in North West Europe, from the UK to Denmark and Germany.
For the Windcat 41, Alewijnse delivered the complete electrical installation. This included a console and alarm & monitoring system. A new feature for this series is the replacement of the conventional batteries with Lithium-Ion equivalents, due to their high energy density. Alewijnse also assisted the yard in making and installing the aluminium cable trays and foundations.