Ship IT company Transas Marine has secured contracts from two shipping firms, Eitzen Chemical and TORM in Denmark, to supply and upgrade electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) for their vessels.
Under the deal with Eitzen Chemical, Transas Marine will deliver and install its Navi-Sailor 4000 multifunction display dual ECDIS on 28 ships and upgrade the Transas dual ECDIS already installed on six of its vessels.
Each vessel will be equipped with two 26" Hatteland monitors, RS6B computers, radar overlay and Firewall, allowing a direct connection between the ship’s satellite communication equipment and the Transas ECDIS.
Transas Marine will also supply and install its Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS ‘Back of the Bridge’ planning station on five of Torm’s L-class tankers.
Based on the 24” Panel PC, Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS ‘Back of the Bridge’ planning station also includes Navi-Planner with full voyage plan functionality and ECDIS software.
Installation of the system on the first vessel, ‘Torm Louise’, has been completed, while the remaining four ships will be upgraded in the coming months.
Transas Marine has upgraded eight other TORM vessels to the latest hard and software versions.
Eitzen Chemical operates a fleet of 50 vessels to transport a variety of cargoes such as organic chemicals, non-organic chemicals, clean and dirty petroleum products, vegetable oils and lube oils.
The coated and stainless-steel vessels in the fleet, ranging from 3,500-48,000dwt, are mainly designed to transport IMO II classified chemical cargoes.
Image: Transas will install its Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS ‘Back of the Bridge’ planning station on Torm’s five L-class tankers. Photo: Transas.