COSCO opts for Synapsis INS

29 Jun 2015
‘Cosco Italy’ on the river Elbe Photo: Buonasera/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

‘Cosco Italy’ on the river Elbe Photo: Buonasera/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

Navigation system manufacturer, Raytheon Anschütz, has secured new contracts for the delivery of Synapsis Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) to five 14,500 teu container vessels being built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co Ltd in China.

When completed, the vessels will be delivered to new owner, Shanghai-based COSCO Container Lines Co Ltd. They should enter into operation sometime between September 2016 and December 2017.

Peter Zhu, general manager of Raytheon Anschütz’s representative office in Shanghai, said: “We are proud to deliver the most advanced Integrated Navigation Systems to one of the world’s largest shipping companies. COSCO will receive a navigation system in full compliance with latest IMO standards, allowing the new vessels to navigate efficiently and safely.”

Each ship set will consist of X- and S-band radars and seven Synapsis NX Multifunctional Workstations in various configurations.

The INS integrates the adaptive autopilot NP 5400, the CAN-Bus based NautoSteer AS manual steering control system and the gyro compass system type Standard 22. Additional navigational sensors can be easily enabled to the navigational Ethernet network through the versatile NautoPlex data converters.

The Synapsis NX architecture features the NautoScan NX network radar transceivers that generate and distribute a real raw video via Gigabit LAN to the bridge workstations. By adding software modules for chart, radar, ECDIS or conning, the workstations can be scaled up to make a fully integrated multifunctional workstation providing access to all nautical tasks.

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