Werft Shipbuilding, a shipyard based at Urk, the Netherlands, has won its first newbuild order. The company will build a hybrid cat 2411e workboat for TB Waterwerk.

Engineering of Werft Shipbuilding‘s first build is done by Gaastmeer Design. VCU-TCD will deliver the hull, Piet Brouwer Elektrotechniek supplies the electrical installation, De Flux is responsible for the woodwork and the nautical equipment comes from De Boer Marine.

With dimensions of 23.85 metres LOA and a 11.45-metre beam, it will be an ultra-shallow draught cat-type, equipped with Tier III engines to lower NOx emissions. The workboat will be named Leon H and can accommodate twelve persons. It has a bollard pull of 15 tonnes and an operating draught of just 1 metre. The vessel features an all-Scania setup with triple Scania generators for added efficiency and emission reductions, which can be converted to meet IMO Tier III compliance.

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Battery container

Furthermore, the workboat’s power plant will be outfitted with the option for 100 per cent electric power supply. The main deck will be arranged in such way that it can accommodate a 20ft container so it can be equipped with a battery package for zero-emission operation.

The ship offers 167 m2 of deck space. A winch with 150 tonnes of brake holding power, towing pins and a shark jaws chain stopper are positioned at the front for easy anchor handling. Two Heila cranes give the vessel a lifting capacity of 25 tonnes at 5.8 metres and add to the flexibility of the vessel, that is equipped for a multitude of operations.

Production starts right away, and delivery is expected at the end of 2023.

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