Sperry Marine to Supply New Radars for Odfjell Tankers

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Northrop Grumman Corporation signed a contract with Norwegian shipowner Odfjell ASA to install new radars and other navigation systems on its fleet of parcel tankers. The equipment will be supplied and installed by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit through its worldwide network of service locations. Initial orders under the contract have been placed for 20 Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT radars to be fitted on ten Odfjell ships. The contract also provides options for additional radar purchases for other ships in the fleet, as well as orders for retrofit of simplified voyage data recorders and electronic chart display and information systems on existing ships. Odfjell is a leading company in the global market of transporting chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids and related logistical services. Odfjell owns and operates parcel tankers in global and regional trade as well as a network of tank terminals. Odfjell’s specialized fleet consists of 123 ships and new buildings with a total capacity of about 3.4 million deadweight tons. Odfjell is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Sperry Marine, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany, provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.

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