SAM Electronics for New U.S. Tankers

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Three new shallow-draught 49,000-dwt tankers ordered by AHL Shipping of San Antonio, Texas for subsequent long-term charter to Shell Trading (US) in 2009-2010 are to be equipped with SAM Electronics’ navigation, communication and propulsion systems as part of a single-source vendor contract obtained by parent organisation, L-3 Communications of New York. Associate L-3 companies, L-3 of Westwood, Oklahoma and Valmarine of Norway are also to supply equipment, with Valmarine due to deliver its Damatic DNA series of integrated automation systems (IAS). The IAS covers complete control and monitoring of machinery systems. Power management is also integrated to the IAS while a mode change system enhances safe and easy transition between two sailing modes. SAM Electronics’ scope of delivery for each vessel comprises a NACOS 35-5 integrated navigation command system and a GMDSS A-3 communication network. The navigation system is designed to the highest standards with complete redundancy of all components, including dual track-keeping facilities normally employed aboard cruiseliners. The ships are also being equipped with diesel-electric systems with state-of-the-art medium voltage Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) converter technology, three 5,765 kW medium-speed generator sets and two 4,650 kW propulsion motors. The modular-designed vessels, which will have a cargo capacity of 330,000 barrels for transportation of crude oil, chemicals and products within domestic US trade lanes, will be the first Jones Act tanker newbuilds classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) under the Common Structural Rules (CSR) adopted last year by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Hull construction and final assembly of the vessels will be carried out by Atlantic Marine Alabama LLC, Mobile, Alabama with other domestic yards and speciality concerns expected to also participate in their building.
Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

Powering the First Electric Commercial Fishing Boat

The world’s first electric commercial fishing vessel will be powered by a Corvus lithium polymer Energy Storage System (ESS) integrated with a Siemens propulsion

MN 100: Baker, Lyman & Co., Inc.

The Company: A wheelhouse favorite for generations, Baker, Lyman & Co. is the oldest NOAA & Admiralty Chart Agent in the United States. New Orleans-based Baker

SUNY Maritime to Host e-Navigation Conference

SUNY Maritime College will host the 2015 e-Navigation Underway North America Conference September 28-30 in New York   It is likely that regions like the Baltic,

Navigation

USCG, Royal Canadian Navy Conduct Jt Exercise

U.S. Coast Guard crews from Southeastern New England conducted various evolutions with the Royal Canadian Navy to train and improve the inter-operability of

HSL in Pact with Hyundai to Build Fleet Support Ships?

Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., the largest shipbuilding enterprise under Indian Ministry of Defence, and world’s premier shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are

MN 100: Baker, Lyman & Co., Inc.

The Company: A wheelhouse favorite for generations, Baker, Lyman & Co. is the oldest NOAA & Admiralty Chart Agent in the United States. New Orleans-based Baker

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1111 sec (9 req/sec)