German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has partnered with Norwegian distributor Syberg, to deliver an advanced integrated navigation system (INS) for two new windpark service vessels.
The new 84m long vessels will be designed and built by Norwegian shipyard Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik/Sogn.
Supplied by Raytheon from its Synapsis Intelligent Bridge Control series, the INS equipment will be in compliance with DNV NAUT-AW notation. Syberg will be responsible for shipyard support, supply and commissioning of the INS.
The INS equipment will feature two Synapsis multifunctional workstations for chart radar and ECDIS, two Synapsis multifunctional consoles for ECDIS and conning, as well as a total of three additional ECDIS, with Weather-Overlay among others.
Raytheon will also supply a complete sensor system, with two redundant Standard 22 gyro compasses and the NP 5500 trackpilot for high-precision track control.
The new Synapsis INS enables functional integration of sensor data and other information such as AIS, NAVTEX, charts, radar, centralised alarm management, system status display and reliability indication for important sensors.
Additional capabilities offered by the system include centralisation of tasks and services, such as processing of navigation control data, data storage and distribution, redundancy and backup management, or change of colour palettes and dimming.
Danish shipowner Esvagt will own the new ships, which are to be delivered in December 2014 and March 2015.
The ships have already been chartered by Siemens Energy for the German offshore windfarms Butendiek and Baltic II.