Synapsis INS for Offshore Crew Change Vessel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 13, 2016

Synapsis INS, installed on an Esvagt Windpark Service Vessel (Photo: Raytheon Anschütz)

Synapsis INS, installed on an Esvagt Windpark Service Vessel (Photo: Raytheon Anschütz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has secured a contract for the delivery of the Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a Crew Change Vessel (CCV). The vessel is being built for the Danish shipping company Esvagt by Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard in Spain.

 
The vessel, used for crew changes at sea, is planned to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017. Havyard Ship Design & Solutions AS, in accordance to the shipowner, is responsible for ship design and delivery of system packages. The Havyard 931 CCV design was specifically developed for Esvagt to provide fast and safe crew transportation. 
 
Raytheon Anschütz will supply an Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) with a total of nine Synapsis NX Multifunctional Workstations for Chart Radar, ECDIS and Conning, as well as two network-based NautoScan NX radar transceivers. The latest Synapsis NX generation is based on compact and powerful Small Marine Computers which serve as the standard hardware platform for all bridge applications. Together with a software framework as part of each workstation, this offers flexibility to adapt the INS to a variety of ship types and owner requirements. The scope is extended with a Standard 22 gyro compass system and the NP 5500 autopilot system.
 
The Synapsis INS will be delivered in accordance with IMO’s INS Performance and Test Standards as specified in MSC.252(83) and IEC 61924-2. Further, the 88-meter-long vessel meets class notation DNV NAUT-OSV. These classification rules list specific requirements regarding bridge layout, redundancy and function with a focus on safe operation.
 
Syberg AS, longstanding partner of Raytheon Anschütz in Norway, has sold the Integrated Navigation System and will be responsible for the supply and commissioning at the end of 2016. Hans Buch AS in Denmark will be in charge of after sales and service support of the Integrated Bridge System.
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