Alewijnse will deliver smart alarm and monitoring systems that comply with the latest safety requirements to three of Jumbo’s heavy-lift vessels: the Jumbo Jubilee, Jumbo Javelin and Fairplayer. This includes the SPS notation which comes into effect on July 1, 2024.

Continuous monitoring of onboard systems is becoming increasingly important to the identification of potential safety, environmental and operational availability risks in a timely manner. Ideally, ship managers want to know the status of a vessel’s systems at all times, not only because optimisation and efficiency are increasingly essential for more sustainable shipping. 24/7 monitoring also helps anticipate trends and thresholds that may affect a ship’s safety and operations as soon as possible.

To enable the analysis of data effectively and so allow prompt intervention when needed, Alewijnse develops systems that make alarms and monitoring smarter.

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Better decisions based on data

This approach is being applied aboard Jumbo’s heavy-lift vessels. Alewijnse is upgrading the alarm, monitoring, and control systems (AMCS) on Jumbo Jubilee, while Fairplayer is receiving a renewed AMCS, fully adapted to the new IP code in combination with an SPS notation. On Jumbo Javelin, Alewijnse is modifying the existing AMCS to align with the essential SPS notation. This regulation requires that Special Purpose Ships (SPS), with a deadweight over 500 tonnes and with more than twelve passengers for industrial or IP project purposes, must adhere to a special high safety standard.

Mark Snijders, manager purchasing and contracting at Jumbo Maritime says: ‘Alewijnse’s improvements will help Jumbo Maritime advance their digitalisation goals by making better decisions based on data and taking action using information collected from ship and critical onboard systems. These will further optimise the maintenance, performance and energy efficiency of the ships.’

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Confidence at sea

‘Reliability, functionality, and intuition are the core values of our systems,’ explains Alewijnse account manager Jim Stolk. ‘On the Jumbo vessels, this results in classified solutions for alarm, monitoring and control, tank measurement, and power management, meeting all customer’ requirements for the safest and most efficient operation possible. The modular design also makes it easier to implement future expansions.’

The projects for Jumbo are already underway. At Alewijnse’s headquarters in Nijmegen, a team of specialists is working on the adjustments for the SPS notation and the engineering department is updating the alarm and monitoring systems. Following a factory acceptance test (FAT), Alewijnse will install and commission the systems on board.

Once delivered, Jumbo will deploy the ships for heavy transport and installation work in the offshore wind industry and world-wide deep-water installation operations.

Picture: Alewijnse will upgrade the alarm and monitoring system of the Jumbo Jubilee (photo supplied by Alewijnse).

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