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DFDS ferries undergo electrical upgrades

DFDS ferries has upgraded three of its ferries with the help of SeaKing Electrical at Damen Dunkerque Shipyard in France.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Dunkerque Seaways, Dover Seaways and Delft Seaways each underwent a 10-day drydocking with the removal of electrical apparatus in order to install four new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), enabling each engine to have its own dedicated UPS.

The UPS supplies energy stored in batteries. These were installed in the Transformer Room, which has limited space and multiple enclosed sections aft of the main engine room.

The SeaKing Electrical team also fitted four ABB HMI (Human Machine Interface) systems in the Motor Control Room.

SeaKing Electrical managing director Dave Gillam said the project follows work delivered in Autumn 2018 to the passenger and car ferries which operate in the English Channel between Dover and Dunkerque.

“This latest upgrade for DFDS Seaways follows a four-week project delivered in Autumn last year which saw a ten-man team delivering electrical upgrades to entertainment systems in 80 cabins and the fitting of VDSs (Variable Speed Drives) to car deck vent fans. In both instances SeaKing was required to work to tight time scales across multiple vessels. This required careful planning and strict project management. Our ongoing work with DFDS showcases SeaKing’s ability to consistently deliver on time and to budget. We have a team of more than 70 highly experienced engineers who can travel anywhere in the world to solve complex electrical engineering challenges involving any marine vessels.”{/mprestriction}

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