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This is PW10

sustainable inspection vessel

Frisian glory.

In spring 2020, the Province of Friesland assigned us with the task to build their new inspection vessel. We were delighted and proud to take on this assignment, which is a truly Frisian product: designed by Vrijpack in Sneek and built by us, and all of this for our own provincial government.

PW10’s green credentials.

PW10 is carbon neutral due to electric propulsion combined with a large battery pack that is charged at night. In addition, the roof of the wheelhouse will be fitted with 10 solar panels. PW10 is a fully electric and sustainable ship, and naturally that comes with several benefits:

  • 18,427 kg fewer CO2 emissions*
  • 6,980 litres of fuel saved*
  • 70% savings on maintenance costs
  • 85% recyclable

*on a yearly basis

The building process.

After the official keel-laying, the construction of the ship started in September 2020. And because it’s a sustainable vessel, all the materials have been selected for sustainability as much as possible. This is why the hull is made of steel, because this has a smaller CO2 footprint than other materials, aluminium for example. The interior is finished with bamboo; a fast-growing grass species that captures large amounts of CO2 and releases 35% more oxygen. Ecological materials have been used for the cladding.

The result.

At the end of August 2021, the build of the PW10 was finished. With the help of 15, mostly Frisian, subcontractors, we have achieved a wonderful result. Deputy Avine Fokkens-Kelder had the honor to officially christen the ship and after smashing the champagne bottle, the PW10 was finally ready to discover the Frisian waters.

% recyclable
metres long

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