Kongsberg efficiency for LNG newbuild

'Atair II' will be the first newbuild to use Kongsberg’s Integrated Research Vessel Concept 'Atair II' will be the first newbuild to use Kongsberg’s Integrated Research Vessel Concept

A German shipbuilder has chosen Kongsberg’s Integrated Vessel Concept to equip a newbuild LNG research ship it is building for Germany’s national hydrographic agency.

The contract with Fassmer involved coming up with a unique technical solution for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) research vessel Atair II.

“Kongsberg Integrated Vessel Concepts are a brand-new approach to vessel design and building that leverage the power of integration between disparate systems to produce gains in operational efficiency and reduced life-cycle costs across the board,” said Brynjulv Standal, VP Global Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime.

Atair II will be the world’s first government owned LNG powered research vessel and the first newbuild to use Kongsberg’s Integrated Research Vessel Concept, which will unite operational hydrographic and energy functions on board.

Kongsberg’s vessel management system helps to facilitate seamless information sharing, enhanced efficiency and long-term life cycle benefits.

It delivers a fully integrated operator environment, equipped with high level acoustic data acquisition dynamic positioning, propulsion control, navigation and vessel automation. The concept delivers the tools needed to meet the most demanding research goals combined with flexible, intelligent energy management and propulsion solutions.

Kongsberg, together with its sub suppliers, will provide all electrical systems, telecom systems, propulsion motor, cables and installation as a full engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract.

Atair II will be built at Fassmer Werft in Berne and is scheduled for delivery in 2020. When completed, the vessel will operate in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, conducting hydrographic surveys and Search & Rescue operations in addition to marine environmental monitoring, as well as the technical testing of navigation and radar equipment.

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