Innovative ship design by Bijlsma Wartena
Bijlsma Wartena designed the hydrodynamics of the hull to reduce the water resistance, which means the vessel uses even less energy for propulsion. The MPV 30 is unique in that it can sail in two directions by turning the propulsion under the vessel, allowing it to keep working in even the roughest seas.
The heat generated by the engines is re-used by the vessel’s radiators, boilers and deck heaters. The new vessels are highly energy-efficient, and the on-board solar panels provide extra energy for the crew accommodations (the ‘hotel load’). The first two boats will be delivered in 2018, and the third will follow in 2019.
Bijlsma Wartena Managing Director Tjeerd Wiebe Bijlsma said:
“The MPV 30 is the first working ship in the Netherlands that is capable of fully electric operation. It is unprecedented for such a large seagoing vessel to be able to function entirely without diesel power. These types of ships and applications represent a great opportunity for the Dutch shipbuilding industry.”
“Sustainability is an absolutely vital aspect for every maritime organisation. It’s great to see how closely the parties involved (Piet Brouwer, Bijlsma Wartena and EST-Floattech) worked so closely together, and how we functioned as a team by speaking the same language and by offering Rijkswaterstaat such an innovative and sustainable solution.”
Bijlsma Wartena Managing Director Tjeerd Wiebe Bijlsma