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Graduation Project - Electrical Engineering R&D

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Are you looking for a challenging graduation project in the electrical field? Then we have an exciting assignment for you! This task is an energy study, quantifying the impact of improving the loads onboard a vessel. The idea is to assess and calculate the energy savings on the load balance by the use of high efficiency components on auxiliary loads. You will take into account part load operation of consumers, and the possibility of control by use of variable speed drives, studying the possible reduction of power as well as energy. This could be especially significant for oversized/derated electric motors. This task needs input from both electrical and mechanical disciplines since the processes being controlled are invariably mechanical in nature and hence will require your consideration of integrated systems.

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Graduation Project Electrical Engineering RD


The subjects that will be aligned with you for the research proposal can be in the area of business process management:

  • Define detailed research plan for the graduation project;
  • Perform independent research:
    • Identify major onboard consumers and consumers of energy;
    • Assess new technologies for energy saving potential;
    • Determine energy saving impact with alternative control methods etc;
  • Perform simulations as required in order to carry out assessments.


The right student is:

  • Studying a course on electrical engineering or energy studies;
  • Interested in energy systems;
  • HBO level;
  • Proficient with Excel;
  • Ideally familiar with Matlab/Simulink or Python.

What do we offer?

  • A pleasant, informal working atmosphere and professional guidance;
  • A challenging, international environment where you have a lot of freedom and responsibilities;
  • A very educational and fun internship;
  • An internship fee.

Does this vacancy suit you? Don’t hesitate, send us your motivation and resume.

Company Information

Damen Shipyards Group is established in 1927 and is a 100% Dutch family owned international group of companies which operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen designs and builds innovative vessels and based on its unique, standardized ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality supported by a worldwide network of sales and services. Annual production value amounts to approximately EUR 2bln.

Damen's focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low 'total cost of ownership', high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating (and covered) drydocks, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class' maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.

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