Wärtsilä has secured contracts from Denmark based Maersk Line to provide its Nacos Platinum integrated navigation, automation and propulsion control systems for 27 new container vessels.
The contracts were signed in July and October 2015 and January 2016, 47 ships of the Maersk fleet to be fitted with Wartsila’s Nacos Platinum and the equipment is scheduled to be delivered this year.
Wartsila will also provide a power management system and control consoles, as well as external communication facilities.
The NACOS Platinum is a new integrated vessel control system representing a comprehensive series of next-generation navigation, automation and control systems.
It is said to introduce functional and scalable features and establish a network system on a common software and hardware platform.
The common network system facilitates the control, monitoring and navigation of the vessel remotely from various onboard positions.
The introduction of automation across the management and control of the vessel is said to have promoted flexibility and consistency between systems while allows to explore opportunities to reduce the overall operational expenditure.
Maersk Line Ship Management senior general manager Jørgen Hansen said: "With the ongoing and growing need for data availability, both internally as well as externally, Maersk Line finds the Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum an attractive solution.
"We also foresee many synergies across the three projects, not only in the design phase but also later when the vessels enter service, since operations with further innovation and developments are simpler and faster with one single supplier responsible for the whole system, rather than with several."
Last month, Wartsila had been selected by Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design to design and develop a new type of deep water dive support vessel to be built for China’s state-owned Shanghai Salvage Bureau (SSB).