Bakker Sliedrecht and RH Marine will upgrade Roll Group’s ice class vessel BigRoll Bering with a Dynamic Positioning 2 system (DP2).
This allows the 173 meter long module carrier to better maintain its position during loading and unloading. It also increases the deployability of the vessel for more complex transports, where a DP2 system is mandatory.
Bakker Sliedrecht has been asked to upgrade the vessel with a DP2 system. RH Marine supplies the in-house developed DP2 system, which includes the computers, screens, control panels, joysticks and the DP software. In addition, the wind sensors, motion sensors and Differential Global Positioning Systems are also part of the delivery.
Bakker Sliedrecht supplies the switch boxes, cables for communication and power supplies, installs and commissions the system. Every component is duplicated according to classification, so that in the event of a single error in the system the ship can remain its position.
“The DP-system improves the comfort of the vessel’s control. The captain or helmsman can stop the ship at the push of a button. Because the DP system is DP2-class certified, it can also be used for complex jobs such as transporting foundations for wind turbines at sea, for which this classification is required,” say System Architect Gerrit van Pelt of Bakker Sliedrecht and Sales Manager Products & Solutions Peter Copier from RH Marine.
Benefits of cooperation
The cooperation between the two Pon-companies – with Bakker Sliedrecht acting as main contractor – offers various benefits. “The lines of communication are shorter. For a client like the Roll Group it is easier to have one primary contact and to be approached by one party. In this project Bakker Sliedrecht and RH Marine are each contributing with their own expertise and complement each other,” says Van Pelt.