Damen-built Dutch patrol vessel HNLMS Friesland has become the first vessel to use Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen’s high-capacity shore power supply on its arrival to the yard’s dry dock 1.

The milestone moment took place in the presence of the client, the Dutch Directorate of Material Maintenance (DMI), North Sea Port and real estate manager KSG.

With this shore supply, Damen Shipyards Vlissingen is able to optimise yard capacity without resorting to diesel generators, thereby significantly reducing emissions.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) awarded a subsidy to make the shore power installation possible.

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HNLMS Friesland

HNLMS Friesland is an ocean-going patrol vessel (OPV) of the Holland class. This class also includes the Holland, Groningen and Zeeland. On the bow of HNLMS Friesland is the NATO designation of the patrol vessel: P842. Holland-class patrol ships are deployable for many tasks such as anti-piracy missions, counterdrug operations and coast guard duties.

Construction of HNLMS Friesland began in 2009. The vessel was commissioned on 22 January 2013.

Picture by Damen Shipyards.

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