Alewijnse Marine said it has installed new multi-function consoles on board the M-frigate Bartolomeu Dias (F333) on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Defense.
The delivery of new consoles for her sister ship, Francisco de Almeida (F334), is scheduled to be completed this summer.
The M-frigates Bartolomeu Dias and Francisco de Almeida, are currently being modernised in Den Helder by the Defensie Materieel Organisatie (DMO) and the Directie Maritieme Instandhouding (DMI) of the Commando Zee Strijd Krachten (CZSK). Systems integrator Alewijnse was contracted in 2019 for the design, construction, assembly and commissioning of the multi-function consoles (MFCs), the auxiliary control units of the command centres (CoCe) and completely new Radio Room Consoles (RRC).
Alewijnse said performed simulations to measure shock and heat resistance and various test runs during the site acceptance tests. The refit works took place at the RNLN shipyard in Den Helder after which Alewijnse undertook the installation, commissioning and acceptance tests.