HNLMS Karel Doorman Embarks on Second Stage of Four Year Project

HNLMS Karel Doorman Embarks on Second Stage of Four Year Project

Following the arrival of the Royal Netherlands Navy Joint Support Ship “Karel Doorman” at Vlissingen, Alewijnse Marine Systems is now embarking on the second stage of a four year project to install the electrical systems on this exceptionally sophisticated vessel.

Joint Support Ship (JSS) “Karel Doorman” departed Damen Galati Yard in Romania, on July 22nd, to reach Vlissingen, The Netherlands.

With the Karel Doorman now at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Vlissingen, the AMG team is currently working to make the 440V power system operational and activating the lighting systems to ensure that the vessel is safe for personnel to work onboard. After that the focus switches to commissioning and finalising the installations in the individual areas of the vessel in time for the handover to the Royal Netherlands Navy in July 2014.

When completed the JSS will be the largest ship in the Royal Netherlands Navy. She is being designed to act as a fully-armed, robust, multi-functional platform capable of replenishing other ships at sea, to operate as a mobile base for helicopters, and for the transport of personnel and heavy equipment. Furthermore the vessel can play a major role in humanitarian and disaster relief operations. The vessel will carry 150 crew and up to 150 embarked forces.

Alewijnse also played a significant role in the outfitting of the advanced patrol vessels delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 2012. The combination of this together with the JSS project amply demonstrates the capability of Alewijnse and its AMG subsidiary to undertake the most complex electrical installations for the most demanding customers.

Press Release, September 09, 2013