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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!

Internship 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 new platform trailing suction hopper dredger LEAF (Low Energy, Adaptable Fuel) should be suitable to cover the needs of our clients with regards to the future application of the future fuels. Many tenders or clients request a certain level of prepared execution so that they know what to adjust or convert when the rules enter into force or what they can install already on board during the newbuilt phase. An example of the possibilities is given in Lloyds register whitepaper ‘Zero Ready Framework’.

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 applications of future fuels, and determine several levels of being prepared for the future depending on client wishes. The several levels need to be clearly described for the sales department to be able to show this to a client and for the engineering department to have the scope and demarcation clear to what extend certain preparations have to be done. For this reason the results of the graduation project should minimally lead to a leaflet or brochure, together with an extensive report on the results.

You will use current designs, client feedback and regulations in order to create several preparations levels of the application of the future fuel that is selected. These designs will be used to inform clients, agree on certain levels during technical clarifications 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:

  • Investigate the impact on design and construction time for application of future fuels on board of the LEAF

  • Determining and detail the levels of preparations in line with the regulations and possibilities.

  • Recording these subjects 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;

  • Create a leaflet or brochure for marketing and sales purposes.

In short, you will be expected to research, design and document different levels of preparations of future fuels on board of the LEAF 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 LEAF platform 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, LEAF 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.