STN ATLAS Marine Electronics has been awarded a contract worth $5.9 million by Kroeger Werft for the electrical equipment for the new 308-ft. research vessel
, Maria S. Merian. It is being built for delivery in June 2004 on behalf of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Ministry of Education & Science.
Equipment to be supplied under the contract comprises the electrical drive system for two podded 190kW propulsors as well as the electrical drive system for a Schottel pumpjet in addition to transformers
, generators, cable network, switchboards, and acomplete power supply assembly for both the vessel and its scientific operations. Other equipment commissioned includes a winch measurement system as well as an automated Geamar 120 ISL system for centralized ship management and control using a series of operator workstations which collectively provide up to 2, 5000 measuring points in addition to automated alarm functions.