Three Multi-Purpose Vessels for Rijkswaterstaat

Bijlsma Wartena is developing three Multi-Purpose Vessels(MPV-30s) for Rijkswaterstaat. De Merwestroom is the first of a series of three vessels and has been launched on the 16th of March 2018. The vessels will be employed for various taks such as patrolling, waterway marking, soil measurements and fishery.

The design of the vessels is focused on sustainability and efficiency. The vessels are equipped with solar panels and the cooling water of the generators is used for heating the crew accommodations. Furthermore, the vessels are able to perform daily operations by using the energy of the set of batteries that the vessels are equipped with. The sustainable design ensures an extremely low CO2 emission compared to conventional vessels.

More information regarding these ships can be found (in Dutch) on the websites of Rijkswaterstaat en de Leeuwarder Courant.

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