Alewijnse Marine has completed the electrical fit-out of the Mexican Navy’s first Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador.
The ship is being built at the ASTIMAR 20 naval shipyard in Salina Cruz, Mexico, with the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards and its suppliers.
“The scope of works covered all aspects of the ship’s electrical systems, including engineering, the supply and installation of equipment, project coordination and supervision, and commissioning,” the company said in a statement on April 20.
With the vessel being built as five separate modules; three in Mexico and two in the Netherlands, before final assembly in Mexico, Alewijnse was actively involved with all five modules in both locations.
The ARM Reformador (Reformer) is a Mexican version of the Damen SIGMA 10514 vessel. Alewijnse began work on the engineering for the project in December 2016. Much of the focus was on the two most complex modules; those containing the engines and the switchboard room, and the bridge and operations centre, together with all their systems. These were built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipyard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.