Project Description

Alewijnse to hold Open Day for young people

12 June 2018

As a supplier of electrical services to vessels that travel all over the world, Alewijnse Marine sees itself as having a responsibility to give young people the chance to find out about this rapidly advancing and technologically exciting maritime sector. As part of a wider initiative to raise awareness of opportunities in the tech sector among school-age children it will be holding the third edition of its Open House Day on Saturday 30 June 2018 at Krimpen aan den IJssel.

Electric flip-flop
The Open House Day will give visitors a unique opportunity is to take a behind-the-scenes look at Alewijnse Marine, the leading electrical system integrator that supplies a comprehensive range of technical services, innovative electrical engineering, automation, Nav-Com and AV-IT solutions to all kind of vessels around the world.

Among the various activities and demonstrations that will be taking place, participants will be invited to try and make their own electric flip-flop at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 14:00. This flashlight circuit is fun to build and gives great satisfaction to young people of all ages. It consists of two LED lights that alternately turn on and off. When the battery is connected, the light starts to blink, hence the name flip-flop! As well as being fun to make, it is a great introduction to the challenges and achievements that can be found in electrical engineering.

Reaching out to the engineers of tomorrow
With the global race to remain at the forefront of technology growing ever faster, the industrial base of the Netherlands has an urgent need for good engineering staff at all levels, but most specifically for highly educated employees who have the skills necessary to tackle the most complex projects.


To address this need, companies and municipalities in the Dutch region of Krimpen aan den IJssel have joined forces to create the ‘Technical Adventure’ project. This is designed to encourage young people to choose a technical profession and, as part of this, Alewijnse and other participating companies are giving talks and demonstrations at local elementary schools and also opening the doors of their facilities to the public on June 30th.

For more information, go to for details of the activities taking place during the Open House Day. Tickets for the Alewijnse Marine activity can be obtained by filling in the reservation form available on this website. The visiting address of Alewijnse Marine is: Van der Giessenweg 51 in Krimpen aan den IJssel.