Electrical system integrator Alewijnse Marine has successfully completed the electrical upgrade of the 151-metre, self-propelled, DP2 jack-up vessel Seafox 5.
This took place while the vessel was docked at Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard for modifications.
The modifications were necessary to enable the vessel to fulfil a contract to install 66 six-megawatt wind turbines at the Merkur wind farm off the coast of Germany. The main task was to lengthen the main boom of the 1,200 tonne Liebherr crane.
However, other repairs and upgrades were made while the vessel was in the yard, and Alewijnse Marine was commissioned to deliver and integrate the new electrical systems for the supply and installation of new cabling for the modified crane plus two additional power transformers, an EIVA ghost imaging system, gangway power supplies, additions to the CCTV system and UPS power supplies for the HV switchboard. Alewijnse also performed additional support activities.