Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit is supplying a complete suite of electronic navigation systems for a new megayacht being constructed in Italy. The 142-foot (43-meter) motoryacht, which is being built for a private owner at the Baglietto Shipyard in La Spezia, will be equipped with an integrated bridge system (IBS) based on Sperry Marine’s new-generation VisionMaster FT™ technology. The scope of supply will include X- and S-band radars, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), TotalWatch™ multi-function workstation, gyrocompass, autopilot, steering system and other navigation sensors. Telemar Yachting, Sperry Marine’s authorized representative in Italy, will oversee the design, installation, integration and commissioning of the bridge systems. The VisionMaster FT family of products was introduced by Sperry Marine last year to provide an integrated suite of navigation systems, improving situational awareness for bridge watch officers and enhancing safety at sea. The scalable suite of products includes marine radars, chart radars, ECDIS, machine automation and alarms, conning displays and TotalWatch multi-function workstations. (www.sperrymarine.northropgrumman.com)
Litton Marine Systems has received orders to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for two new cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International. The two vessels are currently under construction at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg. Radiance of the Seas will be delivered in early 2001, with the second vessel scheduled to arrive during the second half of 2002. In accordance with Royal Caribbean's two-bridge concept, each will vessel will house a completely redundant package comprised of two
Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore Pte Ltd. has been awarded a contract about the supply of an Integrated Bridge and Navigation System to a new Platform Supply Ship (PSV) built at Nam Cheong Dockyard of Malaysia. The delivery will take place Q3 2012. The 79 meters long, DNV classed vessel will be equipped with a Raytheon Anschütz Integrated Bridge System, projected and supplied by Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received orders to supply integrated bridge systems for five new roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vehicle carriers being built for Grimaldi Group Naples by Croatian Shipbuilding Corporation at its Uljanik shipyard in Pula, Croatia. The ships will be fitted with a complete suite of navigation and communication systems to be supplied by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit in conjunction with Compania Generale Telemar.
Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract to supply an integrated bridge system (IBS) for a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) being built in Chile for delivery to the Icelandic Coast Guard. The contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit by ASMAR Shipyard in Talcahuano, which is building the 93-meter ship for the Icelandic Coast Guard. The IBS installation will be based on Sperry Marine’s next-generation VisionMaster FT navigation technology.
Almost 80% of collisions and groundings occur due to a failure of bridge systems and their usage. A new three-year European research project, part funded by the EU has been launched to help increase safety onboard vessels. CASCADe, (model-based Cooperative and Adaptive ship-based Context Aware Design) aims to address the lack of symbiosis which exists between current bridge design, operational procedures and the end user.
Northrop Grumman Corporation was selected to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for Royal Caribbean’s Genesis Project shipbuilding program. Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a contract to supply a complete integrated suite of navigation, communication and control systems for the new giant cruise ships, which will be built at Aker Yards in Finland. The Genesis Project integrated bridge systems will be based on Sperry Marine’s next-generation VisionMaster FT
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for Royal Caribbean’s Genesis Project shipbuilding program. Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a contract to supply a complete integrated suite of navigation, communication and control systems for the new giant cruise ships, which will be built at Aker Yards in Finland. The Genesis Project integrated bridge systems will be based on Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT
By Raina O. Clark Several years ago, Jan Mikalsen was living on the west coast of Norway, contemplating his next move after the closing of his Kongsberg Maritime office. While Kongsberg consolidated its business to the opposite side of the country, Mikalsen took stock of his strengths. He knew dynamic positioning systems (DPS), a software application designed mostly for offshore service vessels. He also knew there was room for improvement in the world's DP-systems.
Offshore Systems International Ltd. signed a teaming agreement with Raytheon Marine GmbH to pursue new opportunities in the international integrated bridge systems ('IBS') market. OSI also announced the first project under this partnership - to incorporate its world-leading warship navigation systems software ('WECDIS') into the Integrated Bridge System that Raytheon is installing on new destroyers being built for the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom.
Two new state-of-the-art Ramform Titan-class seismic vessels under construction at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard in Japan for Norway headquartered Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) will feature a delivery from Kongsberg Maritime including integrated navigation
Germany-based Raytheon Anschuetz with Italian provider Seastema, to deliver Integrated Bridge & Navigation Systems (IBNS) for two Italian Coast Guard military patrol vessels. The vessels are currently being built at Fincantieri's Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard.
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz reported a number of contract awards for the delivery of integrated bridge systems to newbuilt vessels for offshore operations. Raytheon Anschütz Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Anschütz
Raytheon Anschütz to supply Integrated Bridge & Navigation Systems to four Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Royal Navy of Oman. Under the contract, Raytheon Anschütz will equip Oman’s new Al-Ofouq-class OPVs with a complete
Recently developed commercial tidal models for the Singapore and Malacca Straits have been released in an exclusive online viewer. Developed by applied oceanography specialist Tidetech, the online viewer – OceanView – is an entry-level version of the company’s tidal models
The first installation of Rolls-Royce's Unified Bridge will feature in Simon Møkster Shipping's new Platform Supply Vessel. As offshore ships have become more technologically advanced and able to perform more highly specialised duties, their bridges, as the command centres for the ship
SAM Electronics, an L-3 company, has equipped Viking Line’s new 57,000-gt passenger ferry, Viking Grace, with a NACOS Platinum integrated navigation control system together with a Valmatic Platinum integrated automation system from its associate company, L-3 Valmarine.
On December 18, 2012 Det Norske Veritas (Norway) issued statement of compliance for the Transas navigational and DP simulators. As a result, the Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 holds the most advanced certificates set in the maritime simulator industry; it has been certified as a
Transas Marine and Navigazione Montanari have signed a TRANSERV agreement for 11 vessels. Nine vessels are already equipped with Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 Dual ECDIS and Transas Admiralty Data Service TADS (Official SENC), and sail paperless
Transas Marine and Navigazione Montanari have signed a TRANSERV agreement for 11 vessels. 9 vessels are already equipped with Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 Dual ECDIS with Transas Admiralty Data Service TADS (Official SENC) and sail paperless
Many commercial marine products evolve from military roots. At Euronaval last month in Paris, contractors large and small from around the globe showcased new and emerging technologies. According to General Electric, there is a new era dawning for naval engineering and propulsion
Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply advanced shipboard navigation systems for 20 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard. Under the contract, awarded through the company's Indian reseller Marine Electricals Ltd., Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will provide a
Raytheon Anschütz has developed an innovative system solution for OPV’s, smaller Naval and Coast Guard vessels. At Euronaval, the Synapsis Command Bridge is launched as a combination of commercial-off-the-shelf navigation with Command & Control capabilities to a new
A Transas Offshore and Dynamic Positioning simulator has been installed at PanArab E-Navigation (PAEN) in Alexandria, Egypt. PanArab E-Nav is a player in the marine and offshore training in the entire region. Transas Offshore and DP training solution is based on the navigational
A new high-resolution tidal model for the Malacca and Singapore Straits will potentially save ships thousands of dollars in bunker fuel costs. Simulations have shown that transit time savings of between three and 12 per cent can be made depending on vessel type, speed and tidal phase.