Gyro compass passes 10,000 mark

27 May 2011
Testing of Standard 22 gyro compasses at Raytheon Anschütz in Kiel, Germany

Testing of Standard 22 gyro compasses at Raytheon Anschütz in Kiel, Germany

German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz has delivered its 10,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass, which the company says makes this the most popular gyro compass of all time.

The landmark instrument has been installed onboard the PSV Rem Mist at Ulstein Verft in Norway, as part of a navigation package, in which a triple Standard 22 gyro compass system is supplemented by a magnetic compass and various repeater compasses as well as an adaptive autopilot system. The heading information provided by the gyro system is compliant with class rules for navigation and dynamic positioning.

The Standard 22 features a patented non-contact gyro supply voltage transmission and optical signal transmission of sensor data, as well as heading monitoring, automatic switch over, an independent transmitting magnetic compass (TMC) path and an individual speed error correction mode in addition to manual and automatic correction modes. Optional universal course transducers are available for refit solutions where existing heading receivers are to be retained.

“We are proud that our jubilee compass is installed on a sophisticated, future-orientated vessel like Rem Mist. We look back on years of trustful cooperation with Ulstein shipyard and also on a remarkable record of Standard 22 installations for Norwegian shipping companies. Our Norwegian distributor Syberg offers excellent support with their experienced knowledge in offshore navigation for our entire product portfolio like gyro compasses, steering control systems and fully integrated bridge systems”, Raytheon Anschütz Norway sales manager Jörn Fischbach explains.

Rem Mist will enter the fleet of Remøy Shipping AS in May 2011 and starts charter operation for Statoil. The 88.8m PX105 design is intended to serve general demands of the offshore industry. It is equipped with multiple cargo tanks for liquid and dry cargo. Featuring the Ulstein X-Bow, combined with diesel electric propulsion system, the ship is claimed to offer optimal performance with regards to fuel consumption, sea keeping, station keeping and speed. The vessel is built according to the DNV NAUT-OSV (A) notation, and its environmental friendliness is certified in compliance with latest Clean Design rules.

Raytheon Anschütz points out that with the official hand-over ceremony of the 10,000th Standard 22 to Ulstein and Remøy Shipping at Nor-Shipping, the connection between the Standard 22 and the Norwegian offshore industry is continued. The first Standard 22 was installed on Bourbon’s PSV Bourbon Jade at Aker Langsten shipyard in Tomrefjord.

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