IBS contract for research vessel
Raytheon Anschütz is supplying IBS for a new Namibian fishery research vessel being built at STX Rauma (STX Europe)
German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz has announced a contract for an integrated bridge and navigation system for a fisheries research vessel, being built at STX Finland Rauma for Namibia.
The 62m ship has been ordered by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia, for delivery in 2012.
STX Finland has again selected Raytheon Anschütz has again been chosen by STX Finland to deliver the integrated bridge and navigation system, the DP System and a GMDSS A3 radio station. The new vessel will be equipped with two radar and two ECDIS bridge workstations and a Conning workstation for the navigation bridge, all connected via Ethernet. The ECDIS and autopilot NP 5100 form an automatic track keeping system, while for heading control, a redundant Standard 22 gyro compass system will interface with the DP system on the aft bridge. A full package of navigation sensors, bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) and communication equipment complete the scope of supply. Local support for the shipyard, installation and commissioning will be provided by Raytheon Anschütz Finnish partner AT Marine.
Special attention has been paid to low maintenance costs when specifying equipment for the ship. Raytheon Anschütz service station Radio Holland South Africa with Namibian partner Radio Electronics will be responsible for local service support at the ship’s home port,Walvis Bay.
The contract follows a similar order for a polar research vessel, built for the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, the navigation equipment for which recently passed factory acceptance tests at Raytheon Anschütz and has been delivered to STX Rauma for installation.
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