MJR Power & Automation has been awarded a significant contract by A&P Group to deliver complete electrical power, propulsion and automation upgrade package for the life extension of PD Ports dredging vessel ‘Heortnesse’.

MJR Power & Automation will deliver the design, engineering, construction, installation, commissioning and class approval of the main propulsion (2 x 1.4MW), thruster (1 x 350kW) and dredge pump (1 x 500kW) DC drives with fully redundant integrated automation and controls (IACS) and power management system (PMS) using MJR Power & Automation’s proprietary marine automation platform (MAP OE®). Utilising commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ hardware and an open software platform, robust through life support is guaranteed. In addition, MJR Power & Automation will provide electrical and control upgrades of the bridge consoles, HMIs and MIMICS, Hydraulic Power Packs (HPU), remote outstations and power factor correction (PFC).  The electrical installation, commissioning and sea trials will be carried out by MJR Power & Automation at A&P’s Teesside yard during the vessels scheduled dry docking in 2020.

Paul Cairns, Managing Director comments: “From early engagement and detailed survey with the Customer, MJR Power & Automation provided a robust and efficient design and architecture for the ships power and electrical infrastructure to extend the vessel operational life for a further 15 years or more. With our in-house marine electrical engineering, construction and installation capability coupled to our proven track record in delivering large marine power and automation upgrades, we were able to demonstrate a high level of competence with minimal risk and improved operational benefits to deliver this extensive scope of works”

For over 25 years, MJR Power & Automation has delivered turnkey marine power, electrical and automation projects to the commercial, energy and renewable marine sectors providing comprehensive consultancy, engineering, construction, installation and commissioning solutions

Heortnesse Dredger in Tees Estuary








Case note of recent MJR Power & Automation propulsion system upgrade:

MJR Power & Automation CASE STUDY – SV Corystes Propulsion System Upgrade