Meet Alexander Tuijtel, commissioning engineer at Croonwolter&Dros. After completing a senior technical school in electrical engineering, high current applications and electronics, Alexander initially worked in a variety of electrical engineering jobs. Ships, yachts and platforms – the diversity of systems and technologies and their rapid evolution in particular – have been Alexander’s passion throughout his life, and eventually brought him to Croonwolter&dros marine & offshore department.

Today, Alexander’s work consists of adapting alarm systems, power management and other electrical equipment on board boats. “Troubleshooting is a major part of this. I love the challenge of locating and solving malfunctions. In exceptional cases where I can’t fix the problem myself, I can always find a colleague who can. There’s an expert for everything among Croonwolter&dros tight-knit team of 15 specialists.

“On an average day, I might be at work early in the morning, working on a faulty system on a yacht in France four hours later, and back home the next day,” Alexander explains. “We’re on call worldwide, 24/7 and these kinds of assignments why my job is so rewarding. The best bit is seeing the faces of the crew once we’ve resolved the problem and everything is running properly again.”

One of the strengths of the Croonwolter&dros team is how identifiable they are, Alexander says. “My colleagues and I are popular guests in the marina, where they recognise us by the Croonwolter&dros logo on our outfits. It often happens that chief engineers from another yacht ask about solving a problem.”

Croonwolter&dros is a long-established presence in the offshore and shipping sector, where it has world-class knowledge of electrical engineering and instruments. The company helps keep the lifecycle costs of vessels as low as possible, and is involved as a proactive partner in every stage of the industry: planning, design, construction and operation.

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With a specialization in modern luxury yachts, our shipbuilding knowledge and technology is among the finest in the world.  As System Integrator for new building, major upgrades, refurbishments, repair, maintenance and 24/7 breakdown service, Croonwplter&dros is your Electrical and Instrumentation partner. We assist and advise our clients during the (pre)design, engineering, construction, commissioning and exploration phase of their yacht.

 

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  • 25 apr 2016

    So as to respond better to the developments in the market and in technology, Croon and Wolter & Dros are going to merge. Both companies are part of TBI. Croon and Wolter & Dros have recently been busy making appropriate preparations for the merger. As from 19 April the companies will operate under the new brand name Croonwolter&dros. The legal entities will merge on 1 January 2017.

    With a rich history of 140 and 141 years respectively, Croon and Wolter & Dros can muster 280 years of technological experience. Both operate nationwide. Croon specialises in electro-technology and automation. The specialisms of Wolter & Dros are mechanical engineering and measurement and control technology. The companies have developed continually within their fields and have become sector leaders.

    The merger of Croon and Wolter & Dros represents a logical step in the development of the two companies. Bringing together expertise fulfils the increasing demand for integrated technical systems. This will be launched on the market by an effective and efficient engineering and executive organisation. With its motto ‘Intelligence through Technology’ Croonwolter&dros will contribute to its customers’ sustainable operations via intelligent solutions in the domain of electro-technology, mechanical engineering, automation and information technology. Thanks to intelligent systems that can ‘think and learn’, processes in or of objects such as ships, tunnels, buildings and factories will become more efficient and effective.

    The launch of the new brand name Croonwolter&dros on 19 April is a significant step in the merger process. The internal processes, systems and management will be optimised In the months ahead. This will be completed and implemented on 1 January 2017 in the form of a single integrated organisation.

    With 3,000 employees and a turnover in excess of 500 million Croonwolter&dros is one the biggest companies in the Netherlands specialising in electro-technology, mechanical engineering, automation and information technology. Croonwolter&dros is active in markets such as non-residential buildings, industry, infrastructure and marine & offshore, and has branches throughout the Netherlands.

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