Alewijnse Marine has won the contract for the electrical fit-out of two additional Damen Combi Freighter 3850s currently in build at Damen Yichang Shipyard. The ships will be delivered in January 2020.

The scope of the contract is based around the design, build and delivery of the main and emergency switchboards that form the core of the vessels’ electrical systems including those for alarm monitoring, fire alarms and public address. Alewijnse personnel will also oversee the installation and commissioning of the systems undertaken by the yard’s technicians.

Combi-Freighter Range

With the Combi Freighters having been built in series for stock since 2000, the emphasis of the project is on maximum efficiency and the continuous improvement of the build process, which takes about a year for each vessel.

Damen’s Combi-Freighter range is comprised of eco-friendly, sea-going, multi-purpose cargo vessels that combine high capacity with low operating costs. Available with a wide range of standardised options, they can be adapted for almost any role. The 3850 is 90 metres in length and has a DWT of 3800 tonnes.

Damen has built around sixty such vessels, Alewijnse worked on 56 of these.