Wärtsilä to provide Nacos Platinum systems for four new cruise ships


Wärtsilä has won a deal from Meyer Werft to provide its Nacos Platinum series of navigation, automation and control solutions, as well as uninterruptable power systems (UPS) for four new cruise ships.

Two of the vessels are currently being built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, while the other two will be built at Meyer Turku in Finland.

Each of the vessels will be fitted with Wärtsilä Jovystar Ocean UPS systems, which feature eight 100kVA UPS, five 20kVA UPS, and two 40kVA UPS.

The UPS systems will provide a 1MW of power for critical and essential applications, including those serving the fire zones, bridge, navigation functions and broadcast systems.

Wärtsilä said that its Nacos Platinum solution features 12 multifunction workstations for combined displays of ARPA radar, ECDIS conning and positioning operations.

The system also offers automatic steering and voyage planning.

"The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system will be provided with subsidiary sensors and associated communications facilities."

The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system will be provided with subsidiary sensors and associated communications facilities, which will include a complete range of GMDSS A3 equipment.

Its integrated positioning system features three compact workstations, which offer full access to tailor-made cruise software from the main bridge and both of the vessels' bridge wings.

The solution handles power management, energy measuring, LNG plant control, HVAC, cabin control and emergency shutdown.

It also provides information and safety management control, video walls, tactical tables and an alarm system.

The automation system can be operated from a total of 24 work stations, which can be positioned at 55 different locations.


Image: The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum series of navigation, automation and control systems. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.