Urk company Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology has agreed a contract to refit a local twin-rigger/seine netter this winter.
Stella Polaris UK-22 will be stripped down at the end of this year for the extensive refit to be carried out, and is expected to be ready for sea again early next year.
Operating company Stella Polaris and Piet Brouwer have often co-operated in the past, and UK-22’s owner Pauw Romkes is a familiar face at the company’s workshops in Urk.
The refit includes extending the hull, while retaining and re-using elements of the existing machinery and equipment on board. The wheelhouse and accommodation are to be entirely renewed, and cables and connections are prepared in advance to ensure the shortest possible construction period.
Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology is taking care of the full electrical system and engineering aspects of the refit, as well as the design, panel construction, installation and commissioning. The completed refit will include a Marble Automation alarm system, an LED lighting package and a fire detection system.
The UK-22’s refit follows a long series of newbuild projects that Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology has been involved with, including the UK-24, HD-42, ZK-5, TX-65, SC-10, UK-150 and UK-153 – and more.