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Internship Machinery & Piping Engineer

Royal IHC

Royal IHC

Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Your job


Are you looking for a way to make a direct impact on a company and the environment? A challenging graduation project where you can push the limits of what is possible and what is done before? Do you enjoy finding new ways to create and design something focused at the implementation of future fuels? If so, then look no further than this graduation position at Royal IHC!

Graduation Project Description

In the coming years several regulations will entry into force regarding the emissions of ships, either sailing worldwide or specifically in-/ or towards European harbors. Within Royal IHC the trailing suction hopper dredger standard Beagle® should be suitable to cover the needs of our clients with regards to the future application of the future fuels. Several vessels have been delivered using this Beagle standardized vessel design and more are expected in the future. In the lifetime of the vessels, several modifications normally take place and with the evolving regulations and emissions requirements Royal IHC sees the possibility to offer a modifications packet to clients to switch to an alternative fuel such as methanol. To be able to modify the existing vessel in a short time and with less risks, it is decided to design a specific methanol sections where methanol can be stored, conditioned and supplied towards the engines on board of the vessel. The design of this methanol section will be the main goals of the internship project.

The machinery and piping department is responsible for the delivery of the basic engineering (BE) package for equipment on board vessels within IHC. Next to delivering BE drawing packages to the yard; the engineers also communicate with the building site, class bureaus and customer on a daily basis.

The challenge

Within this graduation project, you will be responsible for, together with colleagues from several departments within Royal IHC, investigating the possibilities regarding the methanol section in terms of regulations, fuel storage, fuel conditioning, fuel supply and overall safety of this application.

The results of the graduation project should minimally lead to a process flow diagram of the methanol and auxiliary systems, conceptual drawings of the section, leaflet or brochure, together with an extensive report on the results.

You will use current designs, client feedback and regulations in order to create the required documents. These designs will be used to inform clients, make a good cost and weight estimation and to inform the engineering department what to execute. In order to achieve this, you will be involved in a wide range of tasks and have the following responsibilities:

  • Researching, developing and designing the application of methanol on board of the Beagle®;

  • Determining the requirements in line with the engine manufacturers, regulations and possibilities.

  • Recording these designs both in written format and also using drafting software;

  • Researching the current rules and regulations which are applicable to the areas and apply them to the design;

  • Liaising with current engineers on their day to day designs and their approach to these areas;

  • Liaising between several different departments within IHC (R&D, design department, engineering and sales) to collect information needed for the graduation project;

In short, you will be expected to research, design and document a methanol fuel retrofit sections for future application in the Beagle® platform.

This graduation project will be used and impact not just the machinery and piping department but other departments across IHC as well. So you will be involved in helping to create a newer brighter future for the Beagle® design.

Your Profile

In order to be able to discuss and inform the organization and colleagues of the developments and initiatives in the field of alternative fuels, Beagle platform TSHD and the Royal IHC philosophy; one must be an articulate, confident and self-driven individual. As a graduation student, you will be capable of taking the initiative when carrying out your duties. To be eligible for this position you must have:

  • a vocational education (HBO or WO) (or equivalent);

  • a study focused on shipbuilding, engineering (mechanical, process technology, maritime);

  • knowledge and/ or interest in the application of alternative fuels and the application on board of ships;

  • experience with 2D and 3D modeling software (desirable);

  • experience with ship rules and regulation societies (desirable);

  • a good command of Dutch and English, both verbal and written;

  • the ability to work independently and be self-critical.

We offer

  • This internship offers you a monthly salary between €350,- and €425,- based on a full-time week.

  • Reimbursement of your travel costs.

  • Guidance and freedom to explore different topics.

  • During your internship, you will also have the opportunity to work on your assignments or thesis.

  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work partially from home.

  • A great opportunity to contribute to the future of the maritime industry.