Hamburg-based STN ATLAS Marine
Electronics has been awarded a contract worth approximately $5.8 million by Kroeger Werft for supply and
installation of electrical equipment aboard Maria S Merian, a new 308-ft. research vessel building at its Rendburg yard on behalf of the
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Ministry of Education & Science for delivery in June 2004.
Equipment to be supplied under the contract comprises the electrical drive system for two podded 1900 kW propulsors as well as a similar drive system for a Schottel pumpjet in addition to transformers, generators, cable network, switchboards, and a complete 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 2,500 measuring points in addition to automated alarm functions.