Contracts cap three years of R&D

Electrical systems integrator Alewijnse Marine of the Netherlands is ending 2019 on a high note. It has won a contract to install complete systems on the first two, 60m Amels Limited Editions superyachts.

Additionally, along with Droste Elektra, it has been contracted to install navcom and electrical systems on a luxury Rhine cruise ship now being built by De Hoop Shipyard of the Netherlands.

Alewijnse will install distribution boxes, cabling, communication, nautical equipment, bridge, alarm, fire detection and CCTV systems.

The Amels contracts, says Alewijnse, cap three years of R&D into combining innovative naval architecture and hybrid propulsion technology. It will install electrical systems and an IT network by integrating bridge, audio-video and the hybrid propulsion systems.

130-year-old Alewijnse is a key co-maker for Amels. It has already worked on more than 20 Amels superyachts and was “closely involved in the development of the Amels 60,” says Amels marketing manager Victor Caminada.

It will install “future-proof” hybrid propulsion that, together with peak power shaving technology, will yield significant cuts in fuel use. The project deadline is early 2022. Alewijnse Marine 900 employees in the Netherlands, Romania, France and Vietnam.