When Stéphane Vedelaar and Nina Degryse ordered a new trawler to replace their existing shrimper Zeevonk BOU-24, they went to TCD in Urk – and to TCD’s neighbour Piet Brouwer for the new beamer’s electrical systems.
The new Elia Z-24 is currently being fitted out at the quayside in Urk ahead of sea trials, with Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology’s technicians Johan Kooistra and Thimo van Hout hard at work. Testing and commissioning will start shortly.
Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology is responsible for the entire electrical system, from design, panel construction and installation to final delivery.
Elia Z-24 has two generators of 80kVA each that feed the electrical system, the 37kW winch and 30kW bow thruster independently. Both the winch and bow thruster are powered via a frequency regulator. This independent powering of these systems avoids any pollution of the electrical system in a simple and effective way, while also ensuring extra operational security.
‘After the TX-34, ZK-5 and HD-42, the Z-24 is a great addition to our portfolio,’ said Piet Brouwer sales manager Piet Roskam.
‘Every commission makes for a unique story in our 60-year history – whether it involves a luxury yacht, a coaster or a shrimp trawler, safety and quality at sea are always our priority.’