Kelvin Hughes installs two VTS radar systems at Port of Marseille Fos, France

15 August 2016 (Last Updated August 15th, 2016 18:30)

UK-based maritime navigation, surveillance and security radar systems provider Kelvin Hughes has provided two more radar systems to the Port of Marseille Fos in Southern France.

UK-based maritime navigation, surveillance and security radar systems provider Kelvin Hughes has provided two more radar systems to the Port of Marseille Fos in Southern France.

The supply was a part of a contract signed for the second phase of a radar system installation with the port.

Under the deal, the two radar systems, which are identical in nature, have already been installed and commissioned at the Port of Marseille Fos.

"We are very proud of our SBS VT systems, which provide protection and surveillance capabilities."

In April this year, Kelvin Hughes supplied five SBS-700 radar systems, which were incorporated with the port's vessel traffic management system (VTMS).

Kelvin Hughes regional sales manager Paul Mariner said: "The fact that they have trusted us once more with their expanding radar requirements speaks volumes about the strong working relationship our two organisations enjoy.

“We are very proud of our SBS VT systems, which provide protection and surveillance capabilities to ports, coastlines and off-shore facilities around the world."

The company noted that its SBS-700 radar system, which features a high dynamic range, a low-noise front end and a FET modulator, has been designed according to the requirements of a vessel traffic services (VTS) system, as defined in IALA recommendation V-128.

Each of the X-band system supplied will include a combination of the SBS 700-1, single transceiver, and the SBS 700-2, dual redundant transceiver

Kelvin Hughes' SBS-700 radar system is specifically designed to meet the requirements of a Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system as defined in IALA recommendation V-128.

Featuring an improved magnetron transmitter, each X-band system supplied by the radar system will include a combination of the SBS 700-1, single transceiver, and the SBS 700-2, dual redundant transceiver.


Image: Port of Marseille Fos in Southern France. Photo: courtesy of Kelvin Hughes Limited.