Eekels | TBI delivers FS443

On Thursday 13 December 2018, after a successful trial run from the port of Delfzijl, the ‘Thun Eos’, building number FS443, was delivered by Shipyard Ferus Smit Westerbroek. Eekels has designed and delivered the complete electrical installation for the first vessel of a series of four new oil/chemicals tankers that are built for the Swedish shipping company Erik Thun AB.

Ferus Smit built the first tankers for Erik Thun AB almost 20 years ago and Eekels delivered the electrical installations. With for example LNG propulsion and the ‘slow steaming’ concept, the Thun Eos has been fully updated to meet modern-day requirements of efficiency and ecological footprint. The ‘Thun Eos’ will be the first new tanker to replace the tankers delivered 20 years ago.

The installations that enable the ‘slow steaming’ concept have an onboard power supply of both 400V 50Hz and 440V 60Hz. The Eekels delivery comprises a 400/440V main and emergency switchboard, the Marpower automation system, the 450kW bow thruster engine provided with an Eekels frequency drive, a shaft generator and the control panels for the bridge and the engine room. In addition to the cabling for their own and third-party installation work, Eekels has also supplied and installed both the fire alarm and lighting installation, and even the electric range and the search lights.

Foto: Kees de Vries

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